Vegetable Gardening: Growing kang kong – easy leafy greens

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Kang Kong is an easy leafy vegetable to grow on your balcony. Growing Kang Kong provides a healthy vegetable harvest year round. Phil Dudman the Garden Guru …

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25 Responses to Vegetable Gardening: Growing kang kong – easy leafy greens

  1. We called it KangKong in the Philippines(TAGALOG).Here in Aruba I used it
    in my soup(fish) or in my sinigang(sour soup) together with other
    vegetables,Also I sauteed it in cooking oil with garlic,onions,soy sauce
    and vinegar (adobong kangkong).Ung choy they called it here by the Chinese
    or just swamp cabbage or water spinach.

    March 8, 2014 at 10:12 am

  2. Thanks for this video. This leafy green is a great favourite of mine. I
    miss it even being in India. This video shows me a successful way of
    growing it in pots.

    Piyali Mandal
    March 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

  3. I love kangkong! very nutritious too! :) Thanks for this I will plant
    kangkong at home.

    Lucky Jennej
    March 8, 2014 at 10:55 am

  4. have eaten and planted kang since i was elementary lol!! they sure are good
    to eat.before u use the stems to plant on the soil another best tip put in
    a glass of water for 2 days and see the roots coming out i mean many roots
    will appear, then you put on the soil.for me its effective. i have my
    kangkong species that has a huge white flower like morning glories and they
    are flowering juicy vegetable to.they good for landscaping too.many
    memories of this kangkong/water spinach

    Vhading farmer
    March 8, 2014 at 11:42 am

  5. Hello Gardenguru1 really fantastic video. Where did you grow this water
    spinach in the USA ? as I am living in middle Europe, can you provide some
    advise how to grow these?

    March 8, 2014 at 12:27 pm

  6. Yeah, I think it,s illigal in USA to grow cheap, easy, healthy food.
    McDonalds hates the competition!

    Isabel Aasen
    March 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

  7. Didn’t know you can cut off the end and then stick it in a potting mix and
    it will grow roots again, great tip, I will try that.

    March 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm

  8. Yes indeed.But the best part is when you can grow it slimmer leaf compared
    to broader leaf grow. slimmer leaf grow taste better.

    March 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

  9. Thanks for the video Phil. I was introduced to Kangkong last summer at the
    fruit shop and loved it. Tried all winter to get it growing from cutting
    and then seed from different sources, all with no luck. Summer here in
    Brisbane again and finally seed are growing giving me three small plants so
    far. I’m keeping mine wet by sitting the pot inside a larger pot containing
    water. Mosquito larvae are a big problem with this though.

    March 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

  10. in europe you can get it in holland, where there are a lot of indonesian
    store called ‘toko’,and quite expensive

    Nyoman Adnya
    March 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

  11. I cant believe this is a pest in Florida, Just let people eat it and the
    invasive problem is gone.

    March 8, 2014 at 5:01 pm

  12. What a great idea! no buying seeds and seedlings. Can’t wait to try your
    potting mix. Keep up the good work

    March 8, 2014 at 5:18 pm

  13. Kangkong is illegal in the USA but…I grow it anyway. Got the seeds while
    touring Indonesia. I’ve only heard it pronounced by a Filipino:
    kahng-koong. Anyway, this plant is delicious.

    March 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm

  14. thanks so much for posting! I will try to see if I can grow it indoors with
    lots of sunlight it gets cold here at about 38 C. I’ll let you know if it

    Kaye Maq
    March 8, 2014 at 7:01 pm

  15. Thank you so much for the info! :))

    March 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

  16. Is there any place in Europe to buy kangkong? Last time I get some seed in
    Vietnam, this year we will see (I am from Croatia).

    Effect Halo
    March 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

  17. This was shot in Australia. The plant likes warm to hot conditions. In
    Europe, best to grow it during your spring/summer, in a glasshouse or a
    spot where you get a lot of reflected heat from a brick wall. All the best!

    Phil Dudman
    March 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm

  18. You need to place it close to the shit-water in order for it to grow
    thicker. Look at your kangkong…it’s so malnourished…try the Philippine
    way, that’s how they do it there!

    March 8, 2014 at 8:37 pm

  19. hi.. where i can get kangkong here in brisbane but i couldn’t find one.. i
    am Pilipina, kangkong is a good one for cooking. thanks

    purple charisse
    March 8, 2014 at 8:45 pm

  20. gonna have to try this. What a great idea.

    Karen M
    March 8, 2014 at 9:12 pm

  21. Hey Phil, Nyoman said it’s called Kang Kung

    Sir DP
    March 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

  22. We simply throw some leaves on their stems into a bucket of water and it
    grows like crazy all summer long. Just make sure there’s plenty of water.
    We don’t even use dirt! Just put it in water. It grows. Also, our cat LOVES
    it!!! He’ll eat it ’til he pukes!

    Brian Smith
    March 8, 2014 at 10:38 pm

  23. @halloeffect i always get kangkong here in stuttgart…

    March 8, 2014 at 11:29 pm

  24. If you trim it back does it keep growing more? Is that one plant or few in
    the pot?

    Pinyo Folvig
    March 9, 2014 at 12:03 am

  25. Does it have a lot of gel in the leaves or the stems?

    March 9, 2014 at 12:16 am

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