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Malabar Spinach  the beautiful climbing spinach substitute for the South
not a spinach at all, but really
Basella ruba also Basella alba (light green)

 Rich in vitamins A and C, iron and calcium, low in calories, and a rich source of soluble fiber.


This trellis was copied from those used at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC.

The simple construction sets braces slightly into the 6" x 6" upright. Rustproof chains are hung from cup hooks - 2 from top crossbar and 2 from 4th crossbar, to provide support for the vines. In our case, the chains are weighted with heavy-duty fishing weights  of the kind used in the Gulf.

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