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very nice planters Norma !! a black ornamental grass would look cool in them...I got one last yr and it was a beauty !! ( my cherry tomato plant last yr grew to 8 feet tall too !! )
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Thanks :) where did you find the black grass? I have bits of black in the front that's why I wanted to do the colour. White looks idk, wouldn't work for me
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got it at Home Depot...it's such a hardy plant too !! can take full sun or shade it doesn't matter...it just needs lots of water , got lots of compliments on it..
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thank you - by chance remember what it was called? Too early yet but I bet by first week in April this weather stays
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Anyone know where to find Malabar Spinach seeds or cuttings?
Not technically spinach but an edible ornamental that climbs with bright red vines. We had some a few years ago but can't seem to find them.
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Would RareSeeds.com be of help?

How did the leaves taste? Strong flavour? Mild? Interested in this myself. :biggrin:
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I found this, but from the photo I don't see the "red/purple" that you were looking for. That could be because the photo is of juvenile plants.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Heirloom-Green- ... 48fa22890d

I also found this, but $20 USD is a lot of money for 50 seeds.
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/50-seeds-Basell ... 3b5805897e

Both I found on Ebay.......
https://www.ebay.ca/sch/sis.html?_nkw=O ... QcEALw_wcB

I am not a spinach kinda guy, so I don't know anything about the plant, other than growing conditions and that is minimal as well.
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Queen K wrote:Would RareSeeds.com be of help?

How did the leaves taste? Strong flavour? Mild? Interested in this myself. :biggrin:
I'll check. I was hoping for something local but I guess I could try online.
They taste a bit more acidic than regular baby spinach, otherwise a good crunch and nice texture.

Found this but shipping is also pretty pricey.
https://mckenzieseeds.com/products/spin ... vine-asian
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normaM wrote:thank you - by chance remember what it was called? Too early yet but I bet by first week in April this weather stays
Perfect idea... you can tell I am no gardener
Not sure if it's the one mentioned but did find this.
https://www.gardenista.com/posts/garden ... -and-care/
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typhoon44 wrote:Anyone know where to find Malabar Spinach seeds or cuttings?
Not technically spinach but an edible ornamental that climbs with bright red vines. We had some a few years ago but can't seem to find them.
Quick search turned up this ... Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Red Malabar - 75 seeds for $3.99
https://www.incredibleseeds.ca/products ... ed-malabar
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oneh2obabe wrote: Quick search turned up this ... Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Red Malabar - 75 seeds for $3.99
https://www.incredibleseeds.ca/products ... ed-malabar
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Typhoon44, errrr if you don't need all 75 seeds, could I buy some off you? :D 12 or so?

I've never got so much done in the yard this early in March before. I am gearing up to get some lettuce and spinach planted tomorrow. We even have heavy duty plastic to form into covers for Spring hard frosts. Got more peas planted and I see lots of parsley pushing through, which means I have some to give away.
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Queen K wrote:Typhoon44, errrr if you don't need all 75 seeds, could I buy some off you? :D 12 or so?

I've never got so much done in the yard this early in March before. I am gearing up to get some lettuce and spinach planted tomorrow. We even have heavy duty plastic to form into covers for Spring hard frosts. Got more peas planted and I see lots of parsley pushing through, which means I have some to give away.
Good to see people are already getting the early stuff in the ground.
Lettuce, spinach, pea. What else would you suggest for planting now?
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The only thing I got in now are snowpeas. I'm growing snow. :D
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Queen K wrote:The only thing I got in now are snowpeas. I'm growing snow. :D
Then you will just have to go out and pea on them. :sunshine:
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