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Magenta spreen, supergreen!

 (aka tree spinach, lambs quarters, goosefoot, chenopodium giganteum)

Magenta spreen
  • Grows to 2m tall, 1m wide
  • Ridiculously easy, doesn’t need watering once established
  • Good looking (also makes facepaint)
  • One plant feeds the family all summer. From pretty microgreens to full mega-sized leaves for serious food-producing, magenta spreen is adaptable and delicious.
  • Young leaves and tops bedazzle in salads, can be steamed or sautéed. Larger leaves, produced in huge amounts, are great for curry, lasagne or spanakopita
  • Rich in vitamins A and C, calcium and iron
  • Pest-free and self-seeding.

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