|Malabar Spinach, 3/12/2012|
Two out of three of the plants from the compost pile rescue rotted at the roots. Before those plants were completely dead, I had taken cuttings to try to save at least some malabar for planting this year. Here is a shot of the one lone survivor from the compost pile:
|Malabar spinach, 3/12/2012|
The cuttings shown in the first picture have been growing in this little plastic container. It works great inverted, as the bottom lets in much more light than the top. I should wean the cuttings away from such high humidity, as they have obviously rooted. Here are some other cuttings from 12/6/11 that I have not even potted up yet. So barring some disaster with these young plants, I will have malabar spinach thriving in those hot, humid yucky days of the middle summer. Who knows, I may even trim up the plant with berries to make some more root cuttings. At least I would not have to baby them over the winter.
|Cuttings still to pot, 3/12/2012|