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Red malabar spinach Seeds, Alugbati, Vietnamese Spinach, Pui, Poi shak.

Red malabar spinach Seeds, Alugbati, Vietnamese Spinach, Pui, Poi shak.

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Red malabar spinach, Alugbati, Vietnamese Spinach, Pui, Poi shak. 25 SEEDS.

Red Malabar spinach is a beautiful and delicious variety of Malabar spinach that is known for its deep red leaves. It is a fast-growing and prolific plant, and it is relatively easy to grow.

Here are some tips for growing red Malabar spinach:

  • Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Red Malabar spinach needs full sun and well-drained soil to thrive.
  • Plant the seeds directly in the garden after the last frost date. Sow the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 12 inches apart.
  • Water the plants regularly, especially during hot weather. Red Malabar spinach is a thirsty plant, so be sure to keep the soil moist.
  • Fertilize the plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer. This will help to promote vigorous growth and leaf production.
  • Provide the plants with support. Red Malabar spinach is a vine, so it will need something to climb on. You can use a trellis, fence, or even other plants to support the vines.

Here are some additional tricks for growing red Malabar spinach:

  • Start the seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. This will give the plants a head start and help them to produce leaves earlier in the season.
  • Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Black plastic mulch is a good option for red Malabar spinach, as it helps to warm the soil.
  • Pinch back the tips of the vines when they are about 12 inches long. This will encourage the plants to branch out and produce more leaves.
  • Harvest the leaves regularly. The more you harvest, the more leaves the plants will produce.

Red Malabar spinach is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. The leaves can be eaten fresh, cooked, or added to soups and stews. 

In addition to the above tips, here are a few more things you can do to help your red Malabar spinach grow and thrive:

  • Use a compost tea or fish emulsion to fertilize the plants. This will help to boost leaf production.
  • Water the plants deeply at the base of the plant, avoiding the foliage. This will help to encourage deep root growth and make the plants more drought-tolerant.
  • Side dress the plants with nitrogen fertilizer every few weeks. This will help to promote vegetative growth and leaf production.
  • Remove any diseased or damaged leaves and fruit. This will help to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Monitor the plants regularly for pests and diseases. Treat any problems promptly to prevent them from damaging the plants.
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