Looking to plant some New Zealand spinach and Huzantle spinach close to the malabar.
Would it be best to plant in separate locations or is there no chance of them cross pollinating?
Other than asparagus, any other ideas for veggies or edibles that would do well in drought conditions that come back every year?
Alder Burns wrote:Are you far enough south that malabar spinach comes back every year? From its roots, or from seeds? If it's coming back from the roots, and if things like citrus and avocadoes grow around you, there is a whole suite of potentially perennial greens and vegetables you can consider.....surinam spinach (Talinum), chaya, moringa come first to mind....
Malabar is growing well. Has seed pods on them. We get into the 20s on occasion in the winter so not sure it'll come back but will mulch well around it.
Common names can be really unhelpful
The malabar all died back. Will see if any grows back from seed that fell.
Tell us how they turn out for you. You might be able to check out waer sensitivity for each plant at practical plant, even then I would take it with a grain of salt, but advise is to find a vendor that lives in a low water environment NATIVESEED might be a place to visit. I also count self-seeding annuals as perennials.