Tereza Okava wrote:
If you haven't tried malabar spinach, you might want to. I've found it finicky to get started the first time but then it comes back forever and ever, it doesn't seem to get affected by mildew or any bugs, tolerates drought.
I agree with everything you just said but in my case it was a horrible mistake. I planted malabar spinach thinking it was spinach. I've watched in fascinated horror as this beautiful, vigorous vine has completely taken over my raised bed, covering the chicken wire to the point that it is choking out all other life in the bed. And I have a feeling I am going to be fighting its remnants for years to come.
Beautiful, hardy, edible plant but you better make damn sure you want a tall, lush, sunblocking vine in that location forever.
NOT the south end of your raised bed.