Malabar Spinach Plant
One of our favorite hot-weather vegetables is red-stemmed Malabar spinach, Basella alba 'Rubra'.
Easy to grow, versatile in the kitchen, and delicious to eat, this vigorous vine is unrelated to true spinach (Spinacia oleracea) but produces abundant large meaty leaves that are remarkably spinachlike in taste and form.
The plant is also much better suited for summer growing than its better-known namesake.
-Plants take up to 2 days to deliver
Light Preference: Full Sun or half shade
Planting Instructions: Choose a sunny spot in a large pot or in the ground. Prepare the soil by adding compost or worm castings or organic plant food, dig a hole 2 times as big as the melon plant roots, apply mycorrhiza plant food in the hole, water the hole, insert the plant, press the soil around the plant, water the plant (preferably with diluted plant food concentrate).
Shading the plant for a few days helps if it is showing signs of wilting.