Spinach, and most other greens, like lettuce and kale, are mainly grown in cooler weather temperatures, and when it gets hot in the summer, then they will bolt and go to seed. This is exactly the time of year when we want to have salads and other cool foods; so it is frustrating that this is when they quit producing. I had tried Malabar spinach once before, but I didn’t grow very much of it, and I just kind of let it climb on the fence and I picked a few leaves now and then. This type of spinach is actually not a true spinach, but it has about the same vitamin and mineral content as regular spinach, and can be eaten either fresh in salads or cooked like spinach is. I ordered a seed packet for the red Malabar spinach from Amazon, and I am looking forward to growing it. Since it is a climbing plant, I can grow it along our fence line in sunny areas, and it will not only make good greens for this summer; but it will also beautify the fence . Once it goes to seed this fall, I can save the seeds and not have to buy more next year. After I ordered the Malabar spinach, I decided that i might as well go ahead and start some regular spinach that we can use this spring, and the seed packet that I had said it was New Zealand spinach. When I opened the packet, the seeds were about the size of current berries, and not the size of normal spinach seeds; so then I had to look up that kind of spinach, too. It is apparently also a hot weather plant and will produce all summer, just like the Malabar; but this one does not climb. I am looking forward to growing some of both of them and see how they do, and what they taste like ! Here is a video that shows you what the climbing Malabar spinach looks like, and tells a little about it. This is just a very beautiful vine, in my opinion.