Update on MyCalifornia Plants on a #MarketFriday

in Qurator2 months ago (edited)

I replaced one of the potted plants, the Green Beans, with seeds of two new plants.

And they now germenated into seedlings!

I am stoked about this since this is the first opportunity to watch plants grow from seeds..


The first is Okra.

You first soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. Any seed that floats up is not good. Then you plant them in potting soil.

In two weeks, this is how it looks!

Malabar Spinach

The second seedling is Malabar Spinach.

Malabar spinach (Basella alba [or rubra]) is a unique climbing vine. Though it’s not a true spinach, it tastes the same as regular spinach. Other common names include Vine Spinach, Red Vine Spinach, Creeping Spinach, and Ceylon Spinach. The vine will grow rapidly in the heat of summer all the way through fall. It will die out in the winter, but often the seeds (if left on the vine) will fall to the ground and sprout the following spring. Plants in the same pots with a trellis for a few years keep reseeding year after year. You can also collect the seeds and plant them next spring if you wish.

Source: Nature Bowl

Health Benefits

Malabar spinach is high in Vitamin A (100 grams contains roughly 8,000 units), Vitamin C, iron, and calcium. It has a high amount of protein for a plant and is also a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Another good reason to eat Malabar spinach is that it has a good amount of antioxidants, particularly beta carotene and lutein, those naturally occurring chemicals that help keep your cells from aging. Rubra seems to be slightly higher in antioxidants, probably due to the purple color.


Source: Debra Maslowski

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We both were doing a garden themed #marketfriday this week; I still have to plant my seeds, but glad yours are growing nicely! Enjoy!

Isn't it wonderful... we think alike!!!
I look forward to your #markeyfriday post!
I hope these seedlings will survive, It is so HOT here, lol!

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How good it is to see your plants grow. congratulations, you're doing a great job
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Hehehe... @jlufer I have a small garden, not like yours!

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I think they will do nicely for you, sis! Food tastes better when you grow it yourself. Thanks for sharing!😘🤗💞

I am trying that exotic stuff, hehehe!

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Let us know how thing grow!🤗🌸

"Often the seeds (if left on the vine) will fall to the ground and sprout the following spring."

Our neighbor that moved to Colorado had a garden every year, and the plants that came back the following year she called "volunteers".
I have never heard it called this!.....🤔
Interesting to see that seeds that float to the top are no good, you have a green thumb @silversaver888, have a wonderful weekend my friend!😀

I do have "green thumb", if that means I can grow stuff, lol!

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Congratulations! Planting by seed is so fun, you get to watch it begin its life. You are a giver of life.

The spinach is one I have never grown, but, honestly, it is so awesome and I can have it all season? Sold! You have done an amazing job here and you sold me on a new plant! I call that a win! (for me!) You have become a regular farmer, lady! :))

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Well, it's the middle of the week and I am just now getting to respond to comments!
I always forget to use the Market Friday community #196308.
Yes, planting with seed makes you patient (and wondering), until it sprouts!
It is very satisfying!

I hear you. I am always running behind with comments. So much to do. So little time!

At least you answer them! :)

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Things look they are sprouting at your house! There is something very satisfying about watching things germinate and grow. I can't remember how long it has been since I have eaten vine spinach. How does it taste? More on the bitter side? I can not seem to remember. or I am getting old.. lol😆

Yes, it has a tinge of bitterness in it, unlike spinach which is practically tasteless. But not as bitter as kale!
I will try it with mung beans, although I have not tried that yet, hehehe.

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