Orach truly is a sustainable, permaculture veggie! It is not a perennial but it perennializes itself by reseeding... abundantly! A relative of Lambsquarters, Orach (pronounced oh-rack) is truly a weed that we do not call a weed - because it is beautiful and tastes even better than spinach IMO, with a hint of saltiness, raw or cooked!
Just look at all these little orach seedlings that have come sprouted towards the end of the rainy season and still continue to sprout now even as the top layer of soil starts to dry out. All we have to do is weed around them! No tilling, no planting! This is a perfect homesteading veggie!
Orach has reseeded itself in numerous places in our garden. We have literally hundreds if not thousands of orach sprouts coming up. That is one less crop that we have to plan and seed this year!
In the above photo Orach is volunteering among Larkspurs that have also reseeded themselves in the same bed! Two volunteer crops for the price of none!! Amazing!
Up your gardening game, introduce a new delicious veggie to your kitchen, and start growing Orach this season!
You can learn lots more about Orach, complete with photos, in this post I wrote earlier this year: Purple Orach – Abundant Beauty and Food for your garden!
You can also purchase Purple Orach seeds (as well as Larkspur seeds and plenty of other gardening and homesteading seeds) in our @homesteaderscoop shop.
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