Wednesday, March 13, 2013
garden, leafy green edition
Ready-to-Grow Gardens), including Lagos spinach (left) and Okinawa spinach (below, behind the mints), neither of which is really a spinach. The Lagos has delicate, colorful leaves that can be eaten in a salad or cooked, while the Okinawa has a tougher leaf that requires cooking and holds up to heat pretty well. We've let both go to seed, partly out of curiosity and partly to get them to colonize the planting beds. Both plants' flowers attract butterflies, like the one visible on the beautiful purple spikes of the Lagos spinach.