Growing gongura plant aka kenaf

Gongura plants are of two types as far as i know but i font know much about different types in countries or locations.Here we get two types of plants one is green and the other is red which is very soar and this is used for making chutney and in dall. This leaves are so much tasty cooking with any vegetarians.

I had tried recently to grow kenaf plants using the stems method which i have bought them from shop.Basically after removing the leafs for cooking from the stem i had placed this stem in soil which is a pot within two to three days it started to grow some small leaves.but though i did wrong things like placing more sticks in one pot.look at the figure below.

kenaf
kenaf
gongura with stems
gongura with stems

Both the image shows how i used wrong method but this sticks have grown into some small leaves.I didn’t used coco peat or any other things for planting them.Only i have used red soil but i did not dig them before placing this sticks in them since if one needs to use the pot again then then have to re mix the soil like a farmer dig the soil before growing his new crop this helps for better growth in roots.

Leafy vegetables are always helpful for human nutrition. Gongura plant has too some iron vitamins like anti oxidants,folic acid.Their are more leafy vegetables especially spinach which had more vitamins.Ill describe in next posts growing spinach.while coming after three to four days the stick has got few more leaves but they are getting struggled to grow since they don’t enough space where i placed a lot of stems closely.I suggest if somebody want to grow them then place atleast 10 inches far away from each stem.so they can be grown easily.

after four days the stem got few leaves take a look here.

gongura startup
gongura startup

After 10 the stem got good leaves and it also looks healthy plant but other sticks have been damaged due to huge water that i used regularly watering.I suggest to you don’t water them just like do once in a day and the plant will grow very well.I also recommend to use cocopeat or some other things which might help to grow very fast since the soil should be the reason for anyone who want to grow.

final grows
final grows

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