Has anyone tried Malabar spinach? Down SE Louisiana we have a hard time getting any greens to grow in this heat. I've never grown it before but, the garden folks over at GardenWeb say it will thrive in the HOTTEST climate. It is very nutritious. I already bought my seed for the Malabar Spinach and also, seeds for Amaranth. http://www.evergreenseeds.com/malspingreen.html http://www.evergreenseeds.com/edamyintsach.html I can't imagine more prolific plants that just happen to be super-nutritious. The Amaranth will reseed to the point of being a nuisance to some folks. I needed some greens that could withstand our horribly hot summers and, both will provide us with delicious greens all summer. The Malabar can be a little slimy but, I know the chickens will absolutely devour it! I have some friends in the country who eat lots of both of these greens. The Amaranth will provide me with a very fast-growing grain/green that will re-sprout quickly,allowing me to return the tractor to that spot, much sooner. The Malabar grows as a vine. I was hoping that as it grows over a short fence the chickens would eat the new growth, allowing the original plant to grow more new shoots. If they attack it to the point of killing it, I will have to fence it in and harvest just enough to not completely defoliate the entire plants. I believe I can grow enough of these two heat lovers to keep my chickens fat-n-sassy all summer long with very little purchased food. I will have other veggies to share with the chickens like squashes and tomatoes ....... Is it possible to over-do-it with greens?