This year, I had the urge to grow some orach. It is a Eurasian plant in the amaranth family, Atriplex hortensis and tastes like spinach. It is also supposedly more tolerant of heat and slower to bolt in hot weather. I ordered a packet of seeds from Baker Creek and tried starting a few earlier this month. They did germinate, but not as well as I had hoped. This weekend, I will plant some seeds directly in one of the garden beds to see if they do any better outside.
The variety I am growing is Aurora Mixed, from Baker Creek and I was particularly drawn to the attractive leaves.