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Malabar Spinach seed

Posted by gree-knees 6a (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 13, 11 at 13:55

Last year I saved seed from a vine called Malabar Spinach. The purple berries were hard to peel off so I let them dry before I stored them. Now I am having a hard time getting the dried berry skins off. Have any of you grown this from saved seed and how did you "peel" the seeds? Anita

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RE: Malabar Spinach seed

There IS NO NEED TO REMOVE THE DRIED SKIN:aLL THAT IS NECESSARY IS SOME WARM WEATHER, SOME SEMI-FERTILE SOIL, and some moisture. In actuallity You may simply toss the seeds as they are onto your garden soil and they will grow like mad. The leaves are not much raw in salads, but are pretty tasty when sauteed with som garlic for about 10 minutes.

RE: Malabar Spinach seed

I don't mean to hijack your thread, but I've been wanting to grow some Malabar Spinach and I have seeds, but I was worried the berries might make a mess, since I would be growing it near a sidewalk. Did either of you have any problems with berries that have dropped?

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