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Growing Food for Calories — General Resources and Info
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Zhachev, just a suggestion based on what you're going for - have you considered stinging nettles as an option as well? They occupy a fairly similar place culinarily to spinach (great steamed or sauteed, with butter/oil and garlic, in quiche or frittata, in soups and stews, on sandwiches, and so on) and are incredibly high in protein for greens. Moreover, you can eat the leaves as greens, use the seeds as a sort of topping herb or in a salt/seasoning mix, and make tea from the leaves.

They require almost no care. The plant is both rhizomatic and produces loads of seed, so it will reproduce itself like crazy given space and good conditions. It is not finnicky about soil in my experience, though they do like high nitrogen. I transplanted a sad-looking shrimp of a nettle about a foot downslope from my humanure compost pile (very high nitrogen, since it is getting all the runoff) in spring of 2016. When it had barely recovered from root shock, it got chomped by a deer down to nothing but a nub of a stalk, and I assumed it would die. Well, as of autumn of 2017, I was harvesting seeds from 30+ sixish-foot tall nettles.
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