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Malabar spinach (Basella alba [or rubra]) is a unique climbing vine

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Though it’s not a true spinach, it tastes the same as regular spinach. I have to admit, I love my greens. But in the heat of summer, lettuce, kale, collards, and chard all turn bitter, bolt, or dry out. Spinach is the worst; it seems to hate the sun! I found a few varieties that do better, but still not great. Then I came across Malabar spinach – a versatile and healthy option that grows well in the summer. What is Malabar Spinach? Malabar spinach (Basella alba or Basella rubra) is not a true spinach, but rather a climbing vine...

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