It was during monsoon month in December that Kakdah put a cutting of sambung nyawa or gynura procumbens in the ground, close to lemon grass. It took a while before it kicked and grew. Now it doesn't seem to need me or Kakdah. It just grow and grow. That is the first time we ever grow sambung nyawa / gynura procumbens in the ground. Tasty as salad , isn't restricted to us gardeners, grasshoppers had acquired the herbal taste too. There are holes and jaggered edges, but not many.
|Sambung nyawa, gynura procumbens: on the ground.|
|Sambung nyawa, gynura procumbens: in two large pots|
When asked about sambung nyawa giveways, Kakdah mentioned names like, Maselamah, Farah, Fiza, Zah, Ha, Wanzek, Amin, Ya, Li, Nor, Yi ..... There could be more, she said. Gynura procumbens is easy to propagate, cuttings with a few nodes will root and produce shoots within a few weeks.
bangchik and kakdah
kebun sayur tanah merah
Gynura procumbens August 25, 2010