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DimplesLee

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Pond edible plants
« on: June 24, 2017, 08:18:38 PM »
Can you all suggest bog/pond plants that could survive extreme heat (in the 40C range) most days with occasional drought without dying off?


I already have the edible taro both green stem and red stem types growing slooooowly in a natural pond (more like a huge rainwater puddle actually) and would like to add more plants to take advantage of all that water and nice soil). TIA


Also have sweet myrtle but it seems to keep dying must be the heat.
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Re: Pond edible plants
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 06:02:22 PM »
Pond apple/Annona glabra?

Here's a list of edible pond plants from Australia, many of which may be able to withstand high heat: http://www.ozwatergardens.com.au/edible-aquatic-plants

Also, what about Vietnamese water-grown plants, like Ipomoea aquatica, Houttuynia Cordata (Vap Ca), Peperomia Pellucida /Vietnames Crab Claw Herb (Rau Cang Cua), Colocasia Gigantea (Bac Ha), or Limnophila Aromatica (Ngo Om)?

Here's another list with some thoughts: http://www.thesurvivalgardener.com/easy-to-grow-aquatic-vegetables-water-garden/


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Re: Pond edible plants
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 08:34:11 PM »
I've never tried waterlily and lotus tubers- but it looks interesting thanks for the link! I have also tried Ipomea aquática and sadly a neighbour's geese flock found them very tasty. Every time I replant and they start forming a clump the geese return for another feeding. Never been one to deny foraging animals a source of food so fencing is not an option.



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Re: Pond edible plants
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2017, 05:54:33 AM »
Lotus tubers are really good. I have had the seeds as a paste in sweet dumplings and it is one of the best tasting things I have ever had ha ha
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Re: Pond edible plants
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2017, 08:56:16 AM »
Both, the water caltrop(Hakuna Matata) and the water chestnut(Eleocharis dulcis) are plants which can be grown in ponds and harvested for their corms. The corms are good to eat boiled.

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Re: Pond edible plants
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2017, 09:50:41 AM »
As already said Chinese water chestnut which is native in the territory, rice paddy herb which is a limnophila and I grow these two. Kangkung is the obvious one.Edible root lotuses prefer it cooler.

 

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