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Please boycott any plant treated with bee-killing neonicotinoids!

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Thank you very much to all the groups that came out to volunteer at the EPP Last Sun the 26th. There were so many I lost track of what groups came out. I know the Ladys Softball team came out and helped a lot. If you came out in a group let me know the title of the group and accolades will of appreciation will follow. Thank you all so much!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hey guys, Tristan from Coffee Culture here. I think there's been a misunderstanding with the grounds bins. To be clear, coffee culture should only ever have 2 bins at time. We fill about a bin a day, so if you guys came every other day to pick up and switch out, then we'd be in business. Otherwise, we're going to have to discontinue this agreement. We do not have the capacity inside to store all these bins, and it looks unsightly in the drive thru. Thank you for understanding! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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This exciting event is coming up Sunday. We will be setting up the workshop at Joni Ellis patio. Also, if anyone is interested in volunteering or shopping at the monthly Sunday brunch workday there will be folks staying after the workshop to help out at the nursery as well. The speaker Katie Rogers is very excited and bringing a few folks with her that would love to help out also. You are welcome to bring drinks and refreshments. No charge for the workshop. If you'd like to make a donation, it will benefit sponsoring future events. ... See MoreSee Less

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener and Sunday working brunch

March 26, 2017, 10:00am - March 26, 2017, 1:00pm

Are you tired of wimpy tomatoes and bland beans? Try making your own new varieties! The Edible Plant...

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Pacific Spinach

Pacific Spinach (Abelmoschus manihot; formerly Hibiscus manihot) is a fast-growing, edible hibiscus is an excellent warm weather green vegetable that can be eaten raw for maximum nutrition! It is one of the world’s most nutritious leafy green vegetable due to its high protein content.  Though not yet seen flowering by Edible Plant Project growers, the blooms of this species come in late summer and are a brilliant pale yellow with a dark purple center with a diameter of 6 inches. In Japan the roots are used to create a paste for making paper.

Soil & Water:  Thrives in moist and fertile, well-drained soil. This hardy plant tolerates a range of soils, from sand to clay and acidic to alkaline. For best growing results, soil must be kept moist. May also be grown as a potted specimen.
Sun: Full sun. This plant will not thrive in shade.
Cold:  Hardy to zone 9; frost tender. Will come back from the roots in north Florida.
Pruning: Allow stalks to reach mature height for blooming. Pruning main stalk will promote branching.
Propagation:  Brings cuttings in overwinter to get head start on growing season. Cuttings taken in spring may reach heights of 6 ft. by fall. Sow seeds in March.
Pests: Grasshoppers eat holes in the leaves. We don’t know of any others.

Harvesting, storage, and preparation: Tender, sweet leaves are best eaten raw. Flower petals make an attractive addition to salads. The leaves can be cooked as well, and used to wrap other ingredients.
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More photos on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=Abelmoschus%20manihot

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2 comments to Pacific Spinach

  • Taylor

    Where can I find either a plant, seeds, or a cutting? I would love to grow this. I am in Florida and am interested in either local or buying online. Any information would be helpful, thank you!!

  • barbara nickou

    grows well on Molokai,great for green smoothies,very good for digestion

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