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Kang Kong is shooting now, must be getting warm :)

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Comment by Florence on November 7, 2014 at 11:10

um.. I thought Ong Choy is the same as Kang Kong?

Comment by Rob Walter on November 7, 2014 at 10:21

Also, for the record, one shouldn't capitalise the name of a plant, so really it should be ong choy.

Comment by Rob Walter on November 7, 2014 at 10:17

For the record, I've discovered that the veg I really don't like is called Ong Choy (also water spinach, but using the name in the original language seems so much more accurate).

Comment by Rob Walter on October 6, 2014 at 15:01

No, it's one that looks like kang kong, but the stalks are thinner and it just sort of fizzles out to a green sludge when you cook it. I don't mind Ceylon spinach - particularly when used as a green and thickening agent in hot and sour soup or a stir fry.

Comment by Lissa on October 6, 2014 at 5:45

I've just gone out and scrutinised mine again and there's no sign of life. It's grown in a pot in a tub of water under a couple of fruit trees. Got sun for an hour or two each day.

They were selling them at the Caboolture Mkts yesterday so I bought one new plant to get me started again.

Maybe the pot is too wet.

Comment by Florence on October 5, 2014 at 22:08

Rob, was the other you get confused with ceylon spinach?  I found that one really slimy and don't like it... very easy to grow though.

Comment by Florence on October 5, 2014 at 22:07

I think mine is not in full sun... none of my backyard is in full sun for long since it's a townhouse.... It's been there for three years, and it dies back every year in winter.  This year was the most "complete" die down though, and thought it was gone for good ...

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 5, 2014 at 8:17

Full sun? :-O From my short time with Kang Kong, the ones growing in full sun died quickly. Yet the ones growing in shade did wonderfully well. 'Cept mine has died permanently I suppose.

Comment by Rob Walter on October 5, 2014 at 7:59

Mine is a year old, by that's the first time I've eaten it. A friend gave it to me, but I had it confused with another Asian veg that I really don't like - slimy and even less substantial - so I neglected it horribly. Somehow it survived and then when so many people sung it's praises on here, I actually tried a leaf and quite liked it. It seems very happy in the put with permanently wet feet. It didn't die back over winter, actually grew a little bit from the tragic state it was in. Maybe being on the warm concrete in full sun helped?

Comment by Lissa on October 5, 2014 at 5:00

Thank you Florence :)

I'm hoping mine will still surprise me but there's no sign of life at the moment.

How long do your plants live for Rob and Florence? Pretty sure mine is only one year old (time passes so quickly I lose track).

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