Regrowing KangKong from scraps
Most Singaporeans are familiar with this green vegetable called kangkong (aka Water spinach). It is easily our singaporeans' favorite vegetable, even picky eaters would eat! My mom usually stir-fry a big packet of kangkong leaves and stems with sambal chilli. It tastes so good, crunchy and yummy.
I found out that we can regrow kangkong plants by cutting out the lower stem with at least 2 nodes OR cutting all the leaves and leaving 1-2 shoots on top of the stem and then soaking the stems in clean tap water in an upcycled glass/plastic bottle for a few days. The roots will start to form. After around 3-5 days, we can transplant them into a pot of moist potting soil, covering the stems till where the roots are.
After a few weeks of watering the kangkong, the plants have finally grown taller and produced leaves for eating!
There are actually a few vegetables that could be grown from scraps, a few other examples are bok choy, carrot tops, celery, spring onions, green onions, etc. Kangkong is by far my most successful regrown vegetable!
By: Jasmine Ser