Michael Adler Kayla Susan Sosnow is donating her shed to EPP, but we need to move it. I think maybe if enough people come help, we can pick it up and put it on a trailerSee More (and then take it off at EPP.) We're going to do this Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Who can help?See Less
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Michael Adler or we might just get professionals to do it. I'm going to call about prices for that tomorrow.17.08.2014 at 08:13 pmDeborah Aldridge Nice shed! What a great gift!21.08.2014 at 07:35 pm1
Michael Adler I was thinking again how nice it would be to have our own tool/storage shed at EPP. Anyone interested in building one of these for us? We'll give youSee More lots of plants! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Arrow-Newport-8-ft-x-6-ft-Steel-Shed-NP8667/100119313See Less
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Kayla Susan Sosnow Michael Adler I would like to donate my shed to the Edible Plant Project. :-)16.08.2014 at 06:58 pm1Michael Adler YAY!!! Thank you! Also EPP can donate lots of plants to your new place when you're ready.16.08.2014 at 07:25 pm2
Aunt Maggi Unless this storm blows over quickly, don't think I will head back into town for the market. Sorry.13.08.2014 at 03:17 pm
Christopher Quire Interesting little article.
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Andi Houston None of those are good choices for this area. Either too invasive or won't grow well.12.08.2014 at 11:39 pmAndi Houston Will tipuana tipu grow here?

http://growerjim.blogspot.com/2010/06/tipuana-tipu.html12.08.2014 at 11:41 pm
view 2 more commentsChristopher Quire It's more the approach and thought. This is a British site so choices will not work here. I meant to add that to the description.13.08.2014 at 05:26 amMichael Gaskin Fascinating and worthwhile project!13.08.2014 at 08:48 am
Michael Adler
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Miranda Castro i need you to trim my mulberries!!!09.08.2014 at 11:29 am

Okinawa spinach

This attractive perennial herb (Gynura crepioides) has half purple, half dark green leaves that make a delicious addition to salads, or can be cooked as a potherb. It propagates well from cuttings, that you must take before winter as the plant will not survive a freeze. Rooting the cutting in water before planting so that it forms good roots improves results.

As with most cuttings, remove all but the top few leaves of a cutting to reduce water loss until it grows new roots. Rooting is very slow in cold weather.

Okinawa lettuce can be used in landscaping as a groundcover in full sun (with enough water) or it does well in partial shade. It needs little, but does appreciate some soil amending/fertilizing.

It can be cooked like spinach – but don’t overcook it as it can become unpleasantly slimy.
Click on the Recipes link for some great ideas for cooking it!


More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=okinawa%20spinach
pdf – Okinawa spinach information sheet ( to print out).

8 comments to Okinawa spinach

  • Carol Mercer

    I tasted this for the first time while on a trip to Hawaii – It was thriving in a private yard, climbing a palm tree! Absolutely DELICIOUS!

  • The leaves are often battered and fried served as tempura here in Okinawa.

  • Shreela

    I have a shaded area in between my house and our large oak. Since it’s close to the house, it doesn’t flood as deeply as the front of the yard. I bet this would grow good there, since it gets morning and evening sun.

  • Herbert K Kay

    I would like to know how can i get the Okinawan Recipes on health and longevity and cancer fighting recipes

  • indira

    I had this tasty plant in Maui, and have had cravings for it nonstop since ‘ve left. Once the aina gets in you- it won’t leave

  • TropicBob

    This is my new favorite vegetable. I steam it with rice (last 7 minutes) and eat it with the rice- delicious. It grows great here in South Florida and is attractive.

  • Steph

    It grows well in my yard here in Central Florida. I add it to soup, curry, etc.

  • Marcy

    Is this something that MUST be grown from cuttings or can it be planted by seed? Thanks for replies!

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