harvesting Malabar Spinach

greentfinger(9/10)August 2, 2011

I tried some Malabar seeds and growth was fantastic. My problem is should I just cut off the leaves? This is very time consuming by the way as I eat a great deal of greens or can I cut the top beneath the leaves and see if it will grow back. My first tastes of it reminded me of the Swiss Chard I grew up north so I don't wish to hurt the plants, just find a less labor intensive way to harvest them.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
katkin_gw

I have only just cut the leaves. If you cut back the whole plant it may not go to seed for next years's plants. But maybe I am wrong. :o)

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 7:20AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
African Irises just bloomed; they're pretty
The plants bloomed nine mos after being stuck in the...
stewbrew FL_10b
Planting Spices
Hey folks, I was doing a bit of google searching, which...
silver4490
Mexican Flame Vine
It is conceivable that I've asked this question here...
wisconsitom
Mango and Lychee Blooms "fried" by the recent Freeze
Just wanted to vent a little to my fellow mango and...
puglvr1
Please help ID this agastache 9a
Hi All, It's been a long time since I've had time to...
rvird01
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™