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Thai Water Spinach (Ipomoea Aquatica) 50 seeds. 空心菜 Same Day Dispatch

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Dear ebayers,Please find for sale 50+ fresh seeds for  Ipomoea AquaticaTacca Chantrieri seeds better known as Thai Water Spinach. Also known as, river spinach, water morning glory, water convolvulus, or by the more ambiguous names Chinese spinach, Chinese watercress, Chinese convolvulus or swamp cabbage, or kan.ALL ORDERS RECEIVED BEFORE 8PM WILL BR DISPATCHED SAME DAYSAVE PACKAGING MATERIALS  - SEE OTHER INTERESTING & UNUSUAL SEEDS & PLANTS IN MY EBAY SHOPINSTRUCTIONS - TO SAVE PAPER I NO LONGER SEND OUT WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS TO CUSTOMERS. INSTRUCTIONS ARE BELOW SO PLEASE BOOKMARK THIS PAGE. FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME WITH ANY GROWING QUESTIONS.Water Spinach is a semi-aquatic, fast growing plants grown in many parts of the world for its tender, tasty and nutritious shoots and leaves. In the UK it should do well as a summer veg crop if in a sheltered sunny spot in moist rich soil. Alternatively it is idea for growing in greenhouses and can even be grown indoors.Seed GerminationSoak seeds for 24 hours in a cup pf warm waterSow seeds 1cm deep in a tray of moist compostCover with a fine layer of sieved compost or fine gritCompost should be moist but not wetPlace in warm place out of direct sunlight - circa 20C Ensure compost does not dry outGermination should take 2-4 weeksPrick out and plant into final position once large enough to handle and good growing conditions.Plenty of videos out there on how to grow this tasty plant - pretty easy if you get the basics right - warmth, moisture and nutrition.Olly's General Guide to Seed Sowing! I love sowing seeds and it runs in the family - dad, granddad and finally my great-granddad for whom the hobby helped him get over his experiences in the Great War. I still get a big kick when I see the first seedling poking through from a new plant that I have never sown before or been successful at. However, even the most experienced gardeners draw "blanks" from time to time. Whilst I sow all the seeds that I sell so I know that they are viable, some are trickier than others and problems can arise so here are some tips to make "blanks" few and far between: 1) Don’t Rush! Tempting though it is when that packet arrives in the post to simply bung the seeds in some compost! 2) Google and YouTube are your friends! Take some time so see the methods other people use to germinate the seed.  3) Think Nature! What conditions do seeds face? For example a seed from a tropical plant will fall to the warm, wet and dark jungle floor. A seed from the mountains of Europe will fall to the floor in Autumn, then have to endure months of freezing temperatures before germinating in the spring. So as growers, what we are trying to do is to simulate the conditions that the seeds will naturally experience and there are plenty of tricks that can be done to short cut the processes somewhat. 4) Good compost pays dividends. The best investment you can make is to purchase three bags - one of potting compost, one of vermiculite and one of horticultural sand. With these three bags I can make up whatever soil type a particular seed likes (although for most seeds I find a 50/50 mix of compost and vermiculite works just fine)  5) Rot is your enemy. The single biggest danger to seed germination is rot - either before or after "damping off" the seeds germinate. To reduce the risk, ensure you have good free draining soil mix and that it is moist but not wet. Unless the seed variety absolutely requires it I prefer NOT to cover my seeds trays with plastic bags, Whilst germination is often faster this way, it greatly increases the risk of rot. I prefer to place my seed trans inside a watertight plastic tray and water from the bottom - airflow over the surface reduces the risk. Overseas Orders Buyers please note that they are responsible for any local customs duties or other taxes in their local country and should also ensure compliance with an biosecurity regulations. Any problems? Don't rush to review - message us first and we will get it sorted quickly!


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