Water Spinach Seed Germination
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Yenny Onggosanusi
Posted on: January 17, 1999

Would you mind giving me an instruction about growing and caring for "water spinach" in a container? What should I do to make the seeds germinate?

Water spinach likes moist to very wet acid soil. To get lush growth it also has to be quite rich. Using a peat based soil mix would work well. Use as large a container as possible so that you can grow enough for a meal. Barely cover the seeds with soil, water deeply, allow to drain, cover with clean plastic and keep warm. The seeds should germinate in 6 to 21 days with 50 to 90% germination. Allow the pot to stand in a shallow saucer of water for best growth.

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