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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Little Arrowhead Bulbs (Nga Koo) From My Garden.

I did a previous post on "Chinese Arrowhead Shoots Growing In My Garden" and you can click here if you are interested to read about it. And this post is an update on the progress of the arrowhead shoots growing in my garden. Initially, I was very diligent in watering the arrowhead shoots and keeping them moist throughout the day. After a while with a few short holidays in between, I sort of forgotten about the arrowhead shoots. 
Now with the hot season, the leaves of the arrowhead shoots are not as healthy as before. They are no longer dark green and the leaves are smaller in size. I think it is now about 6 months since the shoots appeared and I was curious whether there are arrowheads forming under the shoots.
To satisfy my curiosity, I carefully dug out one of the bigger plants to check and these were what I have found.
I found some small bulbs of nga koo or arrowheads.
The big round one were about the size of a fifty cents coin and there were smaller ones. I returned the arrowhead bulbs to the pots, covered up with soil and hope they will continue to grow. Maybe I will dig out one of the bigger shoots in a few months time to check again.
These are the leaves stalks. They are spongy with air spaces throughout the length of the stalks.
This together with the roots intact, I planted them back into the soil.
Hopefully in a few months time, I will have another update post to share.
Who knows, I might even get to harvest a few arrowheads from my garden. Lol!
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These are all from my own garden.
Cactus - Euphorbia Viguieri.
Flowers of Euphorbia Viguieri
Crape Jasmine or Pinwheel flowers
Purple bougainvillea
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60 comments:

  1. The cactus are beautiful, and so is the purple bush! I used to have an Arrowhead plant many years ago. I don't know if it was the same as the Chinese. It looked like yours, only darker green. These stalks look like celery!! You will have plenty of baby arrowheads, and they will thrive.

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. The arrowhead leaves were greener but now because of the hot weather they have sort of turned yellowish. The stalks are softer than celery which are more crunchy. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. They are very cute flowers. Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Thank you for satisfying our curiosity as well. hope your arrow roots grow more and bigger.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. Hoping to get a good harvest in a few month's time. Have a great day!

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  4. Good luck with the arrowhead. It was lovely to see the cactus, such a beautiful plant.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a good day!

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  5. Thanks for a wonderful share. Your article has proved your hard work and experience you have got in this field. Brilliant .i love it reading.
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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a wonderful day!

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  6. Nancy, the mini sized ones can be cooked with leeks and fu yee? Should be very nice... next time got excess, do inform me.. hahahaaa

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    1. Yes, Claire. Have to wait a few more months to see whether they grow bigger. Hope to get a harvest soon. Ha ha ha!

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a good day!

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  8. Gostei bastante de ver estas fotografias.
    Um abraço.
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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a great day!

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  9. ...there are so many beautiful Euphorbias.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. Have a beautiful day!

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  10. Perhaps can harvest enough to make ngaku chips next Chinese New Year? LOL!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. That would be wonderful! If I can get enough to cook a dish will be great. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Your Purple bougainvillea is stunning Nancy!!
    Good luck with your Arrowheads. It will be interesting to see how they come along. Have a wonderful Wednesday :)

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    1. Thank you, Prunella. Yes, will wait for a few months to harvest. Have a wonderful day!

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  12. This is amazing!

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a happy day!

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  13. It was interesting reading about your arrowheads. We have in Finland their 'cousin' growing wild in lakes, but as far as I know they are not edible. Maybe here there are no bulbs? Your bougainvillea is to die for :)

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    1. Thank you, Riitta. These arrowheads are imported from China. Have a beautiful day!

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  14. That was a really interesting post, I recognise the Euphorbia, its a species of cacti, whichI have seen growing in greenhouses in the UK.
    Have a good week , Gordon.

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    1. Thank you, Gordon. Euphorbia is very easy to grow from its seeds. Have a good week too!

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  15. I wish you all the best! Beautiful photos, and fascinating details, Nancy. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope your week is going well.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a beautiful day!

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  16. Muy bonitas todas tus flores. Besitos.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa. Have a wonderful day!

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  17. These are beautiful Nancy, you have a lovely variety of plants and flowers in your garden.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Have a lovely day!

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  18. You have an amazing green thumb. I know you love working in your garden.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Since the warm days started, I have been spending less time in the garden. Have a fantastic day!

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    1. Thank you, William. It attracts a lot of attention. Have a great day!

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  20. you have an amazing garden..

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    1. Thank you, Krishna. Have a good day!

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  21. As usual great post) Have a nice day)

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. Have a nice day too!

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  22. I love the vibrant bougainvillea!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. Have a happy day!

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a lovely day!

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  24. All it takes is a day or two of not watering and so many plants wilt.

    You have beautiful flowers!

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. It is because of the hot weather without any rain. Have a beautiful day!

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a nice day!

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  26. Thanks for the look into the arrowhead plant.

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    1. You are most welcome, dear. Have a great day!

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  27. That bougainvillea is magnificent!

    Hmm looks like not easy to grow arrowheads for food.

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Maybe the weather and soil condition not suitable for arrowheads to grow well here. Have a happy day!

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  28. Sure those shoot will grow well if you keep them moist. I love bougainvillea one of the plants I miss from Africa where they were vigorous climbers in all colours. Have a good day Diane

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    1. Thank you, Diane. The bougainvillea can grow into very big plant. Have a good day too!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. Have a beautiful day!

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  30. That’s interesting specie of plant with arrowhead leaves and nice detail on its uproot. Lovely plants and flowers from your garden

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    1. Thank you, Jeevan. Have a lovely day!

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