Friday, June 8, 2012

Nice to have molokhiya plants thriving here in large Water Wise Container Gardens....I love the leaves raw plus added a fistful to today's omelet. I'll be sure that folks attending my container gardening class this weekend will get a taste.

I am so glad I learned of  this heat loving crop cultivated in Egypt in wet soils for 4,000 years now. Known botanically as Corchorus olitorius, it's stalks are the source of jute fiber, and the tender nutritious leaves are the most widely eaten vegetable in Egypt though it is catching on in India, Pakistan and other similar bio-regions. I think this is my fourth summer of growing it.

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