Here are more concrete information on the system of Dr. Eduardo Paningbatan in growing his very clean kangkong in halved soda bottles that are installed in a plastic drum that is halved lengthwise. A welded wire is installed on top of the half drum to hold the plants in place. This was featured in our earlier post which has become viral.
The half drum is filled with water to an inch or two below the rim. The kangkong in bottles are submerged in the half drum with water which the plants absorb to keep them growing without need of watering them for several days.
To maintain the good health of your kangkong, you have to fertilize them with the special nutrients formulated by Dr. Paningbatan. It is not expensive. One liter of the nutrients costs only P60. And for fertilizing your plants, you mix 3 tablespoons of the nutrients in one liter of water. Only small amounts are applied per plant. The nutrient could be applied soon after the seeds sprout or after cuttings are planted (if that’s what you plant). Then you can fertilize again 10 days later. That’s all for the kangkong. Of course you can experiment. For instance, you might want to fertilize five days before harvest.
You harvest the kangkong from seed about 25 days later. Cut off the leafy tops for your cooking and just leave two leaves with the stump. Fetilize this and in 10 days you can harvest the new leaves again.
How can you get Dr. Paningbatan’s special nutrient? Contact him at 0929-855-8789.