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I cant find any mention of Okinawa Spinach on the board so thought I had better introduce it to you. ... _13760.php
It grows gang busters in an AP system to the point of feeding the neighborhood.
I find it exceedingly hardy in AP and the dirt garden but AP produces the most and fastest growth.
Its so easy to propagate, stick a stem with two or three top leaves in a jar of water and it will strike roots in no time.
I've even had single leaves striking in the grow beds.

Heres mine, spinach, beans, sweet basil and spring onions.

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The reason for all the basil is because I like to use it with the spinach.
Cut the stems of spinach, trim leaves off with scissors (easiest) leaving a couple of top leaves if you want to propagate them
Take a large saucepan with lid and place a couple of spoons of water or dashi in the bottom.
Place a thin layer of spinach leaves then some basil leaves then a sprinkle of Katsuobushi flakes.
Repeat till all the leaves are used up.
Place a lid on and steam for a few mins till soft. DO NOT OVER COOK ELSE THEY GO SLIMY LIKE OKRA.
Drain in a colander then very quickly stir fry in very hot peanut oil with some sesame oil added.
Season to choice.
I like a little instant dashi stock as a seasoning when steaming.

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