This year, I read about Malabar spinach, which is not a true spinach, and is actually a climbing vine with edible leaves that taste like spinach. I decided to try growing some and ordered a package of seeds of the red Malabar spinach. Most spinach is a spring green, just like lettuce and most other greens; but the Malabar spinach is a hot weather plant, and thrives all summer when the regular greens have either bolted or gone bitter tasting. Mine has grown enough that I have been able to start picking some of it, and the leaves are as large as my hand ! It tastes like spinach, but has more of a juicy (?) leaf, and it has soluable fiber , like an apple has, plus really good vitamin and mineral content. You can also eat the little vine runners, but mine is not tall enough for that yet, so I am just harvesting leaves as they get big enough to eat. Once the vines start to actually climb, we should have a lot of fresh greens . Here is what mine looks like, and it is easy to grow .