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asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd March, 2020

Does water spinach grow fast?

The water spinach plants grow very fast.And you can expect to harvest for the first time 4-6 weeksafter planting the seeds. You can harvest eitherleaves or entire plants. But cutting only a few leaves orentire plant with leaves and stems leaving only 3 inch ofgrowth, will help the plants to growagain.

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Likewise, how long does Kangkong take to grow?

Harvest the plants before flowering, 1 to 2months after planting. Cut the stems 2 inches abovethe soil line so the plant will continue togrow new shoots. After the first cutting, new growthcan be cut in 4 to 6 weeks. Kang kong will grow allyear long in hot, humid weather.

Furthermore, is water spinach healthy? Kangkung won't cure the economy but the waterspinach is certainly full of nutritional goodness: A 100gserving contains water (90%), protein (3%), fibre (3%), fat(0.9%), carbohydrate (4.3%), minerals (2%), nicotinamide (0.6mg),riboflavin (120mg), vitamin C (137mg) and vitamin E(11mg).

Similarly one may ask, how do you grow spinach in water?

Kangkong or water spinach can be propagatedeither by seeds or by cuttings. Sow the seeds in freshpotting soil (sow about 0.5 centimeters deep). Ensure thatyou keep the seeds consistently moist. Also remember thattemperature should remain around 68 F (20 C).

What is the best soil to grow spinach?

Spinach does best when growing inmoist, nitrogen-rich soil. Spinach plants form a deeptaproot; for best growth, loosen the soil at least 1foot deep before planting. Sow spinach seed as early as sixweeks before the last frost or as soon as you can work thesoil.

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