Spinach

Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 39

89.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Bonnie
Location:
Bunceton, MO, United States
Date:
January 30, 2016
          3.0
 
Red Malabar Spinach
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? pretty, good germination rate

What are the cons? slow to grow

Review:

Like others, I found it very slow to grow and only showing growth in mid August until first frost in October. I started the plants indoors and put them outside when they were about 4 inches tall. I soaked them prior to starting as I don't have time to chip little seeds. This was the second year growing this plant. It is pretty, but I like the flavor and texture of the green malabar better. I was concerned that I had more berries than leaves and wondered if the plant was still edible, as the first year I had flowers, but no berries. Wondering if any adventuresome soul has tried the berries?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
oshawasue
Location:
Oshawa, 5b, Canada
Date:
January 26, 2016
          2.0
 
GRRRR
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? NOTHING, except the color

What are the cons? growth time, mostly

Review:

I wanted to grow this as a replacement for spinach. I planted the seeds in a huge pot,with stakes for it to climb up. It took SO LONG to germinate, I was about to give up on it! And only 20% germination rate... It grew very slowly, too....The package said to always keep the soil moist, so I was constantly watering it... But the time it was late summer, I was so ANGRY about this plant, I refused to taste the meager amount of leaves it made, and let it die in the frost!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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Nickname:
Paige
Location:
Clinton, NC, United States
Date:
January 24, 2016
          4.0
 
Good hot climate summer green
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? great for summer

What are the cons? taste is only ok

Review:

I have grown these in eastern north carolina and wisconsin. Climate and soil type makes a huge difference. Grew in sandy soil in north carolina in the shade of a pecan tree. They outgrew their trellis and provided greens all summer (in this climate all our other greens bolted and became bitter in the summer heat). Tried to grow again after moving to wisconsin in a wet, heavy, but very fertile soil. Most of the row died right off and the two that survived did not really start vining till mid September... They are not as tasty as actual spinach, so not great for a salad on their own. However I really enjoy them added to tacos or in a salad with plenty of other greens

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
FlaGrower
Location:
Tampa, FL, United States
Date:
January 22, 2016
          4.0
 
Good Hot Weather Crop
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Good for: Heat, Dry, Poor Soil

What are the cons? Vining

Review:

This Asian plant is highly nutritious, having loads of nutrients plus a wonderful additional factor in it's considerable soluble fiber. It handles Central Florida's hot weather and poor soil very well, making it one of a very few vegetables that actually do. It is not the most delicious of vegetables, but adds an unusual and, I think, excellent flavor to whatever dish one uses it in. A good substitute for lettuce, which tends to bolt in our heat. Unlike lettuce, it is quite versatile. I eat it daily during the summer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
gardener jill
Location:
Danbury, CT, United States
Date:
January 2, 2016
          3.0
 
slow grower
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Pretty pink flowers

What are the cons? slow grower - not much yield

Review:

I started the seeds indoors to get an early start. When I planted the seedlings outside they did not do well so I sowed seeds directly into ground. Did not have luck with them germinating and sowed 2 more times. I ended up with 4 plants that grew very slowly. By the end of the growing season only 2 had grown to about 7 feet. They had not branched so basically was one vine. I ended up with enough leaves for a single meal for 2 people.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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