Question about Ashitaba plant


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Hi everyone!
I purchased 3 healthy looking Ashitaba plants 3 months ago. They are growing nicely in pots, as far as I can tell. However, I 've read that in Japan, where they come from they grow kind of near the ocean and have all the nutrients from very rish soil. I guess that's why they have their unique benefits.
I wonder- if I grow them in Missouri- would they be as healthy as the ones grown in Japan?
Any suggestions on how to fertilize them?
I fertilize them with citrus fertilizer, plus, put some used green tea and coffee grounds on top of the soil.
Irk what else can I do to make soil rish...
Any thoughts?
 
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Welcome to the forum, @ZeldaZee !

Never heard of this plant. But have found this webpage with the most diabolical design - illegible font..

https://www.kenko.green/blogs/ashitaba/ashitaba-plant

But the word KENKO is certainly Japanese, so might be a good source.

Ashitaba is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 9.
  1. Find a spot for ashitaba plants in partial shade where they will have deep, rich, and well-drained soil that remains damp most of the time. ...
  2. Position the plants at least two feet from each other or from other plants.
More items...
How to Grow Ashitaba | Home Guides | SF Gate
homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-ashitaba-75807.html

Might be helpful

If you're fed up with squinting your eyes to read the most useless font on earth, there is this page on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ashibata+plant

Happy viewing!
 
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Welcome to the forum, @ZeldaZee !

Never heard of this plant. But have found this webpage with the most diabolical design - illegible font..

https://www.kenko.green/blogs/ashitaba/ashitaba-plant

But the word KENKO is certainly Japanese, so might be a good source.

Ashitaba is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 to 9.
  1. Find a spot for ashitaba plants in partial shade where they will have deep, rich, and well-drained soil that remains damp most of the time. ...
  2. Position the plants at least two feet from each other or from other plants.
More items...
How to Grow Ashitaba | Home Guides | SF Gate
homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-ashitaba-75807.html

Might be helpful

If you're fed up with squinting your eyes to read the most useless font on earth, there is this page on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=ashibata+plant

Happy viewing!
Thanks a lot!
I think this info is very helpful! And video, too.
 
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