A versatile forgotten vegetable
Strawberry Spinach is one of the forgotten vegetables. Both the leaves and fruits are edible. The leaves are eaten raw in salads, or cooked like spinach and the small red fruits are also eaten. Visually, the small bright red fruits form a fruit that look like a mix between a blackberry and a strawberry however the fruit has a rather blend but juicy taste, and contains plenty of small seeds.
Scientific Name: Chenopodium Virgatum
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 15-20C
Germination time in days: 10-14 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 80 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Well-drained, Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Sowing and cultivation: Sow seed directly outside in full sun once soil temps are above 15 C. Keep moist. Germination may be slow. Thin to 2-3" apart.