Kang Kong is a popular leaf vegetable in Asian cuisine. Stems and leaves are eaten raw in salads or cooked and used in many recipes. Same culture as watercress in humid soil, greenhouse or garden, harvested in 2 months.
Scientific Name: ipomoea aquatica
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 20C
Germination time in days: 5-15 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 50-70 days
Sunlight: full sun to light shade
Soil requirement: well drained
Sowing and cultivation: soak the seeds for 24 hours before sowing. Sow seeds directly outdoors half an inch to 1 inch deep covering lightly with soil after all chance of frost has passed and soil temperature is at 20C. Keep moist. Germination 5-15 days . Cannot stand the cold. maturity 50-60 days after planting. Suitable for succession planting.