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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 2, 2009
1:34 PM

Post #7126483

My new plant which I would grow again is climbing spinach.
The leaves taste somewhat like beet greens.
It is a neat plant, but another year I will start it in the house first.
Frost has hit it now, but it was just trying to flower with pretty pinky mauve buds.
I will pot one plant and bring it in and try to winter over.
Ordinary spinach always seems to bolt on me so this is a good alternative
which can be grown in a small space since it climbs.

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 2, 2009
4:31 PM

Post #7127058

I bought a tall (24") mimulas red yellow centre on the Calgary Zoo Garden Centre shopping trip. I need to find the tag for the exact name. It is gorgeous with biddens. It's in the pot at the far right in the photo

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joannabanana
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 2, 2009
4:39 PM

Post #7127089

Here's an up-close of the flower

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 3, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #7128927

Neat plant Joannabanana! Very pretty colours.
Was it a regular mimulus or?

Caroline
annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 4, 2009
9:44 PM

Post #7134593

Caroline
With your climbing spinach were the seeds common to find? or special order?
I think that might work out for a spot I have.
Ann
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

October 4, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #7134632

The climbing spinach seeds were from off a Tand M rack somewhere in Alberta.
annabell52
Edmonton, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 6, 2009
7:17 PM

Post #7141718

Thanks Caroline.
I will look after Christmas and put this on my wish list.
Ann

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