Herb Specifications Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 8 - 11 Height: 120 inches Bloom Season: Mid summer Bloom Color: Purple & White Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Prefers moist, fertile soils, high in organic matter, pH 6.5 to 6.8 Planting Directions Temperature: 65 - 75F Average Germ Time: 14 - 21 days, scarify seed to hasten germination Light Required: Yes Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep Sowing Rate: 1 -2 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 9 - 12 inches
Green Malabar spinach-100 Seeds [Guyana thick leaf callaloo] fast-growing vine
Malabar Spinach [Guyana thick leaf callaloo] Also Known as, Poi Calaloo, Ceylon-, Surinam-, Chinese-, or Vietnamese (mong toi ) spinach, Malabar climbing spinach, broad bologi, poi baagi, callaloo and buffalo spinach. A perennial vine grown for its edible leaves and shoots. It produces green stems and dark green leaves. Used raw or cooked. Provide trellises for support for easy harvesting. Grown as an annual in cold climates. 70 days
Malabar Spinach (Basella Rubra) - If you are looking for a different flavor from traditional spinach, then this gorgeous combination of deep green leaves set against burgundy stems and violet blooms will be perfect in your herb garden. Edible leaves grown from Malabar Spinach seeds can be used throughout summer and will flourish in heat and humidity.
Young leaves of this herb plant can be cooked and added to recipes and fresh leaves make a great salad. Climbing to 10 feet or more, Malabar Spinach is a lovely vine for trellises and arbors. It is also commonly referred to as Climbing Spinach Vine, Red Vine Spinach or Creeping Spinach. The Malabar Spinach herb is one of the very few garden herbs that is a vining plant.
How To Grow Malabar Climbing Spinach: Once frost danger has passed, plant the Malabar Spinach seeds directly in the herb garden. Some gardeners recommend scarifying the herb seeds to improve germination. Cover the Basella Rubra seeds with 1/4 inch of soil and keep the soil adequately moist.