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Crystal Hartman Share and invite to spread the word.
22.04.2015 at 06:12 pmLike
Crystal Hartman Crystal Hartman created an event for Edible Plant Project (.org).
22.04.2015 at 06:11 pmLike
Crystal Hartman I will also be at the nursery Thursday April 23 from 4-6 if anyone wants to pop in.22.04.2015 at 06:14 pm1Nancy Hendler I plan on coming.22.04.2015 at 07:06 pm1
Brian MonkeySoul Stanton Forage and post public fruit locations! Mulberries and loquats are abundant right now. Edible geocache :)
http://edibleplantproject.org/links/local-edibles/
21.04.2015 at 12:28 pmLike
Crystal Hartman I would like to ask if anyone familiar with the EPP nursery is available Sunday (4-26) or even Saturday to coordinate volunteers and help complete various to-do list tasks for the nursery? 4 hours wouldSee More be an ideal length of time but 3 or 2 is better than none.See Less20.04.2015 at 10:08 pmLike
Nancy Hendler I am.20.04.2015 at 10:37 pm1Brian MonkeySoul Stanton I could possibly Saturday. When and what group? Is there an agenda or can I set one?21.04.2015 at 02:36 am1
Karen Epple You're still invited for EPP!
Getting better all the time! We'll be on WUFT-TV tomorrow!
Keep inviting folks!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/611446085621976/
15.04.2015 at 04:19 amLike
Crystal Hartman If there is anyone in the EPP community who can run this? There's still time. I have to run the nursery that day. However, Evelyn has graciously agreed to display an EPP placard and fliers at her org's booth.15.04.2015 at 12:43 pm1Annette Gilley Also working that day, and can't get out of it.15.04.2015 at 12:54 pmview 3 more commentsCrystal Hartman Sorry you can't make it Annette. My kids and I will be there this Thursday 4-6 if you can come then. Or let me know a good day/time for you and we can just work together.15.04.2015 at 01:02 pm1Annette Gilley If ONLY there was some way to take off on Sunday the 19th, I would come out to EPP in the morning, then go to Earth Day (which is really growing into an awesome event) by 1 pm, but,.... :( Spring is my favorite season, but in many ways it is just hell.16.04.2015 at 03:18 am1Edulis Exsto Larian Solstice and Brian MonkeySoul Stanton can go Karen Epple. Crystal Hartmandoes that person already have our promo materials or banner? I have a table, not tent or chairs.19.04.2015 at 02:32 am
Linda Hefner Hello!! I am looking for Callaloo seeds..have any?19.04.2015 at 01:28 amLike

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!

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

9 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!

  • Thank you for the information. I have been growing it for a few years now here in northern Florida, and it does great, even surviving the occasional freeze in the winter. I have only had it raw so far in salads, but I will try sautéing it, as well as the tempura. Keep the recipes coming, please!

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