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Does anyone grow this?
Can it be grown in barrels of water?
And where would be the best place in Adelaide to look for this plant?
I haven’t grown it but organic gardener mag. says you can grow it in a container. This fact sheet might help http://www.nt.gov.au/d/Content/File/p/Vegetable/VF5.pdf I don’t know how to make it turn blue, but if you cut and paste it might work .
It turned blue by itself.
It does well the hotter it is, but once the cold weather starts the thing dies off faster than frost affected tomatoes.
Ive bought some seeds, so hopefully once they arrive, it wont be too hard to germinate.
I was looking at using it as chicken feed for summer, just to throw something in there for them to nibble on
What is Kangkong, & is it only suitable for fodder?
If it is Ipomoea aquatica then it must be related to sweet potato.
Here is a wikipedia article on it…
its water spinach, and humans eat it.
you will find it served up in a few restaurants here
You can but it by the bunch at the central markets. It’s yummy steamed till tender but still with some crunch and give it a quick dress and toss with soy sauce and garlic. Mmmmmmmmm.
I live in far north qld and grow my kang kong in an ordinary garden bed. Mind you we have very high rainfall here anyway.
As a fodder plant: My chooks and turkeys don’t eat it. Mind you they are rather spoilt, overfed and quite entitled.
thanks iduna, I’ll wander down once they put the train line back in 😀
It grows quite easy from cuttings. If you see it in a grocery store as a vegetable, put some stalks in water until they get roots.I did the same with lemongrass.
we got ours from an asian grocers. It was being sold cut for using in cooking. It grew really well planted in a sandy pot in our pond. It dies back in winter.
where did you find your seeds? if you got them online can you please post the website as I wouldn’t mind attempting to grow it myself.
I ve got seeds and an old bath tub.
I will turn the bathtub into a swamp by siliconing a silicon tube into the plug, drilling some holes in it 200 mills up,covering in shade cloth and filling with sandy soil and water.