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Guide to Growing Alugbati, Part 2 Management

Fertilization Alugbati can grow even under conditions of moderate soil fertility, but production is increased with the application of fertilizers, especially the organic types. A soil test is highly recommended to determine available N, P, and K. The fertilizer requirement is calculated based on the target yield. Apply compost or manure at 3-5 tons/ha during

Guide to Growing Alugbati, Part 1 Production

Alugbati (Basella rubra Linn., B. alba Linn.) also known as ‘arogbati’ (Bik.); ‘dundula’ (Sul.); ‘grana’ (Tag.); ‘ilaibakir’ (Ilk.); ‘libato’ (Tag.); Ceylon spinach, Malabar spinach, Indian spinach, Climbing spinach (Eng.); and ‘Lo k’uei’ or ‘luo kui shu’ (Chinese) is one of the most popular indigenous leafy vegetables in the Philippines. Originally from India, it is usually