One of the few greens that grow well in warm weather and spreads as a good thick ground cover is the perennial New Zealand Spinach. Well, perhaps it’s growing so well in our present heat-wave is because I grow most of mine on the East side where the morning sun does not dry the soil so drastically.
When a few gardening friends visited this morning and mentioned its refreshingly green leaves and cute little flowers, it made me realize that I have actually taken this delicious spinach a little for granted. They just grow and re-grow, making them available for additions to salads, omelets, pasta, noodles, etc. and only slow their growth, temporarily thinning out, during a Florida winter when there is frost.
Is each plant actually growing continuously or are seeds perpetually re-growing? I do not know for sure (yet) but if it falls under the category “Perennial”, I’ll agree to that.