How to harvest:  Pick the outer and lower leaves, leaving the central leaves in place so the plant can regenerate.

Price: € 1,50/ 100g

Meal ideas: Bayam is the Indonesian equivalent of spinach, and is used widely in soups, stir fries and vegetable side dishes. Essentially you could use it in the same way that you use spinach, the advantage being that unlike spinach it can grow through hot summers, and it also doesn’t shrink so quickly when cooked. It can handle the heat!