Windengewächse (Convolvulaceae) (Convolvulaceae)
End of February
Mid of March
Water spinach belongs to the family of bindweed. As the name suggests, it needs a lot of moisture. In our region, the plants are annual and grow about 25 cm high. In tropical areas, water spinach is perennial. The leaves are dark green and narrow-pointed or ovate, depending on the variety. Its flowers are white with a purple center and therefore also do very well as an ornamental plant on pond edges.
Water spinach is native to Asia and West Africa.
Water spinach seeds take a long time to germinate. Therefore, grow them on your windowsill already at the end of February. Sow the seeds at a depth of about 1 cm and place the pot in a warm, sunny place. After the last frost, the plants can be planted outside. Water spinach always needs a moist, nutrient-rich soil. For a good start you can fertilize the plantlets in the first days. After about 4 - 6 weeks you can then harvest for the first time. Harvest the whole leaves with stem.
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