Sweet Leaf Bush Tips

  • The Sweet Leaf Bush Sauropus androgynus has been growing well for us this year. It’s been sitting around in the bush house for some time. It seems to love the sheltered moist spot near our shed. The young tips & leaves have nutty pea/asparagus flavour & grow well from cuttings. It is a lover of warm weather & when well fed it can be trimmed & eaten all summer. It is a very high protein vegetable that Willie tells me is used widely in SE Asia. I have seen it growing as a hedge in the Redland bay area & yet some people find it hard to grow. Worth trying to find the right spot for; good tasting hot weather veggies are invaluable.  Ref:  George Allen