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How I Grew La Giang from Seeds: A River Leaf Creeper Adventure
When I planted 30 seeds of La Giang—also called River Leaf Creeper or Aganonerion Polymorphum—I began an interesting adventure in gardening. This unusual plant is a mainstay in Southeast Asian cuisine, especially in Vietnamese soups such as Canh Chua, because of its shrubby appearance and tangy leaves. My experience caring for these fascinating plants is detailed here.
Going with La Giang:
I was excited to include this unusual taste in my own cooking after being inspired by its use in traditional Vietnamese cuisine.
I wanted to give my garden a tropical feel, so I planted some plants that are native to places like Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.
Getting the Seeds Started:
I began by preparing a place in my garden that would get full to partial light, making sure the soil was always damp.
The seeds were sown in the soil with great care, following the guidelines for spacing and depth to ensure the best possible development.
Health and Development:
La Giang needs continually wet soil to flourish, so I made sure to water it often.
Light: Reflecting its native tropical environment, the plant was exposed to full sunshine with a touch of shade.
Because of its climbing tendency, I made sure to give it trellis and poles as it developed.
Problems and Insights:
Pattern of Growth: The La Giang developed rapidly, its herbaceous vines reaching above.
As part of my regular maintenance for the plant, I made sure to water it regularly and keep it from drying out.
Collecting and applying:
I started gathering the leaves for cooking when they were fully grown and full of taste.
Experimenting in the Kitchen: I included the tart leaves into classic Vietnamese soups and loved the way they added real flavors.
Thoughts on the Development of La Giang:
I gained a better understanding of tropical vines and their culinary uses from this experience, which was a learning curve in and of itself.
Satisfaction: Growing something that improved my cooking and looked good in my garden was a special kind of delight.
Suggestion: If you're a gardener with an interest in Asian food and are seeking to add some tasty and decorative plants to your collection, La Giang is a great option.
I found great joy in combining my two great loves—gardening and cooking—by growing La Giang from seed. Anyone interested in bringing a little bit of Southeast Asia into their home garden would be wise to join me on this lovely journey of seeing the vines thrive and utilizing the leaves in my kitchen.