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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: pgkevet on April 09, 2019, 08:07:00 am

Title: Adventurus?
Post by: pgkevet on April 09, 2019, 08:07:00 am
One of the Jamaican staples is Callaloo usually as a spicy vegetable dish. Reading up on it today it's perectly growable here as a spinach-type alternative & weed.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callaloohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranthhttps://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Amaranthus+blitumhttps://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_84N_amaranthus_cruentus_x_powellii (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callaloohttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amaranthhttps://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Amaranthus+blitumhttps://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item_84N_amaranthus_cruentus_x_powellii)
Title: Re: Adventurus?
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on April 11, 2019, 11:36:33 pm
I grew it last year but never used it as the leaves looked old and dry, probably due to the hot summer and the fact we were away at the end of June. My brother also grew it and finds that it comes up every year in different parts of the garden.
Title: Re: Adventurus?
Post by: macgro7 on April 12, 2019, 12:05:57 pm
Bengali people grow it a lot. Once you plant it it's there forever.
But... there's nothing better than a weed that you don't have to plant but it's very nice to eat!