The first harvest of kangkong.
When I wanted to cook my first harvest of kangkong from my vegetable plot I searched the internet for the recipe. I found one that I like at Koleksi Resipi Pilihan Diana. So if you come here expecting t find the recipe here, you will be disapppointed. There won't be any. Just go over to Diana's site and you can try one of her many recipes.
What I am trying to tell you here is that after about three weeks of cultivating the soil and planting them with bayam (edible amaranth), cekor manis (katuk or gooseberry), kesum (vietnamese mint) and kangkong (water spinach), I have managed to make my first harvest of kangkong. It was not a harvest really as the plants were barely a foot tall. It was more of a thinning process due to the closeness of the plants to each other. Anyway those that I have removed was enough to serve the four of us as vegetables for dinner. (Our daughter Azini and her husband Lokman just came back from Labuan together with Balkis).
The plants need thinning as the distance between plants within the rows was too close and its growth will be impeded. The closeness was due to too many seeds being placed for germination at planting. I wasn't very good at seed placement.
I have constructed a few more planting beds and some of the surplus bayam seedlings were also transplanted to give them more space to grow. The transplanted plants were planted at about 4 inches within the row and 6 inches between rows. So now they all will grow faster.
Should you have started the the gardening at the same time as I did, you too would be enjoying your first dish of kangkung from your plot too. It is that fast! Young fresh kangkungs are really delicious.
The kangkong at 3 weeks old. Thinning them will give the plants more space to grow.
A new planting bed under construction.
A new bed transplanted with kankong and bayam.
The kesoms will be propagated further after it has taken roots.
Te rows of cekor manis started to produce new shoots.
A small well to facilitate watering. The water table is so high all I need to do is dig a 4 ft well and I have more than enough water to water my plants.
Uncleared area for future expansion.