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Growing => Vegetables => Topic started by: Sylvia on November 04, 2011, 05:48:17 pm

Title: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 04, 2011, 05:48:17 pm
I have bought some Strawberry spinach seeds . Why? Well because they are different :D Has anyone grown them and what are they like?
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Fleecewife on November 04, 2011, 07:10:01 pm
I like strawberries and I hate spinnach.......I wonder which they are most like :D
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 04, 2011, 07:37:32 pm
And I'm just the opposite, I love spinach and hate strawberries(except for the smell of them)
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: YorkshireLass on November 04, 2011, 07:43:48 pm
Sounds like someone's been perusing the same "seeds for weird edible things" websites I have!

You'll have to let us know the outcome :)
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 05, 2011, 09:27:44 am
It looks lovely (the picture on the seed packet) Spinachy sort of leaves, which you cook like spinach, strawberry looking  growths/nodules growing up the leaves and, apparently a root you can eat like radish.
Plant World, Devon if you fancy trying them.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 07, 2011, 12:33:51 am
Sounds a bit weird.  You try them and report back.  Then I'll thinki about it.   ;)
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 07, 2011, 07:38:17 pm
I'll send you a few seeds to try if you like M.G.W.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 08, 2011, 09:42:01 pm
Yes, please, Sylvia.  I'll pm my address.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 09, 2011, 04:57:19 pm
Will send them off tomorrow. Best to google for growing instructions as the ones on the packet are a bit basic. They look interesting if nothing else. :)
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 09, 2011, 11:21:19 pm
Thanks.  I'll report on here in due course.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Blonde on November 26, 2011, 12:25:29 pm
Thanks.  I'll report on here in due course.
What an interesting combination... Would love to know how they go..... dont suppose I can get them in Oz.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on November 27, 2011, 09:31:11 pm
I'm looking froward to growing them.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 28, 2011, 02:33:07 pm
Thanks.  I'll report on here in due course.
What an interesting combination... Would love to know how they go..... dont suppose I can get them in Oz.

And I don't suppose I could send you any. If I am allowed, Plant World is about a mile from me.
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: robert waddell on November 29, 2011, 11:43:02 am
does Australia not have stringent laws on importing food and seeds :farmer:
Title: Re: Strawberry spinach
Post by: Sylvia on November 29, 2011, 12:29:30 pm
Yes, they do, Robert. I've just looked into it and, I'm afraid Blond will have to look in Oz for them.