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Growing Spinach, also English spinach

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04 Jul 09 Barb (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
HI Hannah, Traditional spinach struggles in a hot climate - I grow it in winter in Sydney, but summer it only survives in cool shade. Fortunately there are various hot climate 'spinach' options: Egyptian spinach (Malu Khia) likes hot climate, and I think Ceylon spinach is another. Seeds obtainable from www.greenharvest.com.au - they're QLD based, so they're seeds should be acclimatised to tropics/subtropics.
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