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How do you grow Callaloo?
Posted by Suttons Staff on 07 August 2013 03:11 PM
Sow Callaloo seed from May to August into a finely raked moist soil in a sunny, sheltered position where the soil is well drained.

The seed is very small and should be mixed with sand before sowing to ensure an even spread. Thin the resulting seedlings to 15cm (6" ) apart and use the discarded seedlings in salads. Keep the plants well watered in dry spells and feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

Approximately six weeks from sowing when the plants are about 10-15cm (4-6") harvest the top two-thirds using a pair of scissors. Make sure to leave some of the smallest leaves on the plant so that they have a chance to recover. Water and feed the plants and you will be able to make two further cuttings. When preparing callaloo for cooking slice off the fibrous stems and use the leaves.
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