Last year's Malabar Spinach, Red Vine

lnewportMarch 29, 2010

Hi everyone,

My mother last year gave me a pot with Malabar Spinach growing it. The vines came back on their own for several years.

I transplanted the spinach into a garden box where it grew crazy. The stuff died over the winter and we had a really good freeze this year. I haven't seen it come back and I was wondering if it's too soon and it will come back or did the freeze manage to kill it off?

Would be sad if it killed it off since my mom had the spinach growing nearly wild at her house.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Ok just some more information .... I suspect they are gone but just to get some more opinions/experiences.

I went out to the garden box which they were growing and looked at the roots. A few of the roots were mushy (gone) but several were solid and white.

My mom thinks they came back from the root (I believe) so is there a chance they will come back? LOL my digging around may have also done killed them if the cold didn't.


    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 9:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo


Malabar spinach has seeds and when those seeds fall and sprout, you should get new plants. I would wait till the weather is about 75+ F. They are warm weather plant and I have seen new plants coming up every year from seeds that have fallen all over my bed. I don't think the old vine is alive. You could wait till the weather is warm to see if the vine comes back, if not you will have to pull it out ;(

    Bookmark   April 1, 2010 at 10:23PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks NCA270. I bought some seeds if they don't come back I'll probably plant some. Also my mom told me she can get some more from her friends so I'm in luck!

    Bookmark   April 8, 2010 at 2:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Malabar spinach winter care
Hi, I have one healthy green Malabar spinach vine. Any...
Which Variety of Chinese Chives?
I'd like to plant some Chinese chives, but after looking...
Growing Wasabi Indoors
I have some wasabi plants coming in in the next week...
Looking for fast growing, mild greens
Can anyone suggest very fast-growing part-shade tolerant...
wanted Murraya koenigii (curry plant) sappling
Hi friends, We recently move to Los Angeles area(Torrance,...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™