Fennel Seeds - Florence Fennel Herb Seed

Fennel Seeds

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Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare Florence) -  Sweet Fennel is widely cultivated, both in its native range and elsewhere, for its edible, strongly-flavored leaves and Fennel seeds. The flavor is similar to that of anise, though usually not so strong and more aromatic and sweeter.

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Fennel seeds Verbascum seeds - mix Blessed thistle seeds Marsh mallow seeds Mexican mint seeds New zealand spinach seeds Rue seeds Stinging nettle seeds ...More
ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

24 - 60 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 6.1 -7.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Foeniculum Vulgare

Fennel (Foeniculum Vulgare Florence) - All parts of this herb are aromatic and delicious! The bulb, foliage, and herb seeds of the Fennel plant are widely used in many of the culinary traditions of the world. Sweet Fennel is widely cultivated, both in its native range and elsewhere, for its edible, strongly-flavored leaves and Fennel seeds. The flavor is similar to that of anise, though usually not so strong and more aromatic and sweeter.

All parts of Fennel herb plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise, or licorice, scent and flavor. Kids - or adults - who like black licorice will love chomping on the raw bulbs of fennel! Growing to 60 inches tall and 24 inches wide, Florence Fennel is topped by erect, hollow stems with pale yellow flower umbels.

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily.

How to Grow Florence Fennel From Herb Seed: Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked.

Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

50 - 70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

12 - 18 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/4 inch

SOWING RATE

1 seed every 2 - 4 inches

MOISTURE

Keep moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

Rows 24 inches apart; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 8

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring through summer

BLOOM COLOR

Mix

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, pH 5.8 - 6.8

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Verbascum Phoenicium

Verbascum (Verbascum Phoenicium Hybrids Mix) - This free flowering mix grown from Verbascum seeds will give your garden weeks of lovely colors. Commonly called Purple Mullein, this plant has dark green, crinkly leaves and beautiful spikes of papery-thin, round 5 - petaled blooms in shades of white, rose, and violet. The Purple Mullein plant starts blooming from the bottom of the spike and proceeds upward, opening one by one. Mullein flowers look lovely in a mixed border, and they can bloom from late spring up until the first frost. It is both deer and rabbit resistant, and butterflies love it! Verbascum flowers are excellent for cutting as well. Also considered to be a medicinal herb, the Mullein herb has diuretic, analgesic, expectorant, and antiseptic properties.

How To Grow Mullein From Seed: Plant Mullein seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost date. Lightly press the Verbascum flower seeds into the soil, but do not cover with soil since the seeds need light to germinate. Keep constantly moist, not wet, and the herb seeds will germinate in 14 - 21 days. For outdoor sowing, wait until frost danger has passed, and sow Purple Mullein seeds directly into prepared seed bed. Spacing should be about 18 - 24 inches apart. Verbascum Mullein will bloom the first year if the flower seeds are sown early enough in the season. Flowers can be left on to self-seed or can be deadheaded to encourage more blooming.

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 21 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Do not cover the seed but press into the soil

SOWING RATE

8 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 - 24 inches

CARE & MAINTENANCE

Verbascum

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

5 - 9

HEIGHT

20 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Well drained, dry, rocky, poor soils

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Cnicus Benedictus

Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus) - Blessed Thistle seeds are grown as a medicinal herb. The herb is native to the Mediterranean area and has been used for centuries as a cure-all herb. The Blessed Thistle plant is an attractive annual that is freely branching with toothed leaves that have spines. In mid-summer, thistle-like yellow flower heads are produced. The entire plant, stem, leaves and flower heads have a light down covering.

The flowering tops, leaves, and upper stems are used to make medicine. Young tender leaves can be eaten, or dried leaves can be used to make teas. The Blessed Thistle herb has been used to treat numerous ailments over the centuries, including the plague. Today it is used to promote milk production in lactating women and for menstrual problems.

How To Grow Blessed Thistle: Sow Blessed Thistle seeds directly outdoors in the spring after danger of frost has passed. Blessed Thistle grows best in an area of the garden that receives full sun. The ground must offer good drainage. Harvest before it flowers. Plant can be cut back by 1/3 and harvested 2 - 3 times during a growing season. If a few flowers are allowed to go to seed, it will re-seed for next year's use. Birds also enjoy the seed, so some gardeners recommend gathering the herb seeds and sowing it to ensure next year's supply.

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

14 - 21 days: if no germ move to 39F for 4wks, recycle

LIGHT REQUIRED

No - should be planted in darkness

DEPTH

1/4 inch

SOWING RATE

1 - 2 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 15 inches

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PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

48 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

White

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Prefers sandy, moist soil

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Althaea Officinalis

Marsh Mallow (Althaea Officinalis) - Every herb garden needs to have this versatile perennial! It is highly regarded as a beneficial medicinal herb and has been widely used for the last 2000 years in both foods and in medicines. It is native to Europe but can be found growing in many places around the world. It is easy to grow from Marsh Mallow seeds, and it also makes a lovely flowering display as well as having therapeutic benefits.

Both the roots and the leaves have a slimy substance called mucilage. When the mucilage is mixed with water, it creates a viscous gel that coats and sooths irritated mucous membranes. It is used for coughs, colds, sore throats, stomach and intestinal conditions. It is also very beneficial when applied to skin abrasions or insect bites. The Marshmallow root is yellow-white and sweet. It is similar in taste to a parsnip. The roots can be harvested in the fall for drying.

Plant history

The history of our modern day sugary marshmallow goes back to this herb plant. The gummy substance, mucilage, was actually the thickening ingredient in a dessert made from egg whites.

marsh mallow flowers

Herb seed | marsh mallow

How to grow

How To Grow Marsh Mallow From Seed: Marshmallow herb plants prefer moist soils. Some gardeners recommend a fall planting so that the cold temperatures aid in the germination of the Marshmallow herb seeds.

If starting the Marshmallow seeds indoors, place the herb seeds in moistened peat moss, and place the peat moss/seed mixture in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks. After that cold treatment, sow the herb seeds in small pots. Once established, the Marsh Mallow plant is known to self-seed but not in an aggressive way.

  • Sowing Rate: 5 - 6 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: Irregular, often over several months
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds
  • Depth: Sow seeds just below the soil surface
white marsh mallow seeds

Plant Specifications

It is a branching plant that reaches 36 to 48 inches in height. The stems are slightly wooly and the leaves are soft and downy. The flowers reach 2 inches across, have 5 petals and range in color from white to reddish-white. Hummingbirds enjoy their sweet nectar.

  • Height: 48 inches
  • USDA Zones: 9 - 9
  • Season: Perennial

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

Max 41F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

Germination irregular, often several months

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

Sow seeds just below the soil surface

SOWING RATE

5 - 6 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

18 - 24 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

8 - 11

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Sandy, well-drained soil

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Tagetes Lucida

Mexican Mint (Tagetes Lucida) - Growing Mexican Mint seeds is very rewarding! In the herb garden, it is highly ornamental with a profusion of small yellow flowers that bloom in late summer. As a kitchen herb, it has a scent of tarragon and a licorice-anise flavor that is a great seasoning for fish or chicken and the leaves are nice in tossed green salads. Mexican Mint also is called Mexican Mint Marigold because it is related to the familiar bedding plants, marigolds. Other names for it are Mexican Tarragon, Winter Tarragon, Sweet Mace, and Spanish Tarragon. The herb plant thrives it hot humid climates where French tarragon does not perform well. The Sweet Mace herb can be substituted for French tarragon in equal portions. This culinary herb can be used in vinegars, oils, soups and stews.

The Winter Tarragon herb leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season for using fresh. For drying, harvest long stems before frost when they have the golden-yellow flowers on their tips. Dry bunches for later use. The flowers can be dried as well and give long-lasting color to dried floral arrangements. The dried leaves keep their flavor well if kept in air-tight containers and out of direct sunlight and heat.

How To Grow Mexican Mint Marigold: Mexican Mint seeds are fairly easy to establish. It is recommended to start the herb seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last expected frost date. This herb plant prefers full sun and well-draining soil, even sandy soils. In colder zones, grow Mexican Mint herb plants as annuals.

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

74F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 10 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/8 inch

SOWING RATE

5 - 10 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 - 15 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Annual

USDA ZONES

3 - 9

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Well-drained, sandy soils, rich in organic matter, pH 6.8 - 7.0

DEER RESISTANT

No

LATIN NAME

Tetragonia Tetragonioides

New Zealand Spinach (Tetragonia Tetragonioides) - Start New Zealand Spinach seeds and grow a tasty, nutritious plant for your herb garden! New Zealand Spinach is a warm season perennial that grows as an annual in colder climates. The New Zealand Spinach plant is not frost tolerant like true spinach and is not related to it although it is eaten and prepared the same. The taste is considered to be milder in flavor than true spinach. The leaves are arrow-shaped, thick, succulent and can be picked over a long period of time. The plant grows differently from true spinach as well. Instead of forming a clump, it has weak stems that sprawl and spread up to several feet. It also produces small yellow flowers and seed capsules. Other common names for the herb plant are Everlasting Spinach, Warrigal Greens, Everbearing Spinach or simply Tetragonia.

How To Grow New Zealand Spinach From Herb Seed: Start the herb seeds directly outdoors after frost danger has passed. It generally takes 50 - 60 days until it is ready to be harvested. Some gardeners recommend that the New Zealand Spinach seeds are soaked overnight in water to aid in germination. Do not let the soil dry out while the spinach plants are establishing. New Zealand Spinach plants are fairly drought tolerant once they are established but the leaves will not be as tender or flavorful without water. Regular trimming encourages lush growth. In fact, many gardeners consider Tetragonia Spinach to be an ornamental herb as its foliage is so attractive, and it has been used as a ground cover. The New Zealand Spinach herb tolerates a wide range of conditions, but it prefers well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. It prefers full sun, but when it is grown in the hotter climates, it benefits from some afternoon shade.

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

75F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 15 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

No

DEPTH

1/4 - 1/2 inch

SOWING RATE

1 - 2 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

24 - 36 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

5 - 11

HEIGHT

18 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer

BLOOM COLOR

Yellow

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Poor, dry, well-drained, sandy soils

Rue (Ruta Graveolens) - Grown from Rue seeds, this perennial ornamental herb is as versatile as it is lovely. Known as Herb of Grace, Garden Rue and Common Rue, it is a wonderful addition to the herb garden because it is evergreen and can be pruned and shaped into a hedge. It is often used in knot gardens. The base becomes woody but the tips remain herbaceous. By mid-summer, the Rue herb plant has yellow flower clusters covering most of the plant.

As a medicinal herb, Garden Rue herb has been used to rid the body of worms. It is antispasmodic and used to treat intestinal cramps. As a culinary herb, fresh leaves are used to flavor meats, cheese, and eggs. It has a rather bitter taste that goes well with acidic flavors and is used in pickling.

How To Grow Rue From Herb Seeds: Sow Rue seeds directly outdoors when the soil temperature is at least 65 degrees. The herb seeds can have an erratic germination, so be patient and keep the seeds moist. Rue needs a location in full sun, and it thrives in poor sandy soils. Water the Common Rue plant regularly until it is well-established and during prolonged drought conditions. Under normal conditions, Herb Of Grace plants do not need to be watered. Mulch the base of the plant to protect it from frost damage in winter. Garden Rue herb plants do nicely in containers. It readily self-seeds, so deadhead the spent flowers if this is not desired. Wear gloves when pruning as the plant oil can irritate sensitive skins.

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow seed, do not bury

SOWING RATE

2 - 3 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

15 - 18 inches

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 10

HEIGHT

24 - 36 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to late summer

BLOOM COLOR

Green

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Nitrogen-rich, moist soils that drain well

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Urtica Dioica

Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica) - Stinging Nettle is found growing all across North America and especially in moist, forested soil. If you have experienced the pain of a Stinging Nettle plant, wisdom would tell you to avoid it. But, this perennial, often grown from herb seeds, is used as a medicinal herb, and it is used in the kitchen as well where cooking will remove the stinging effect of the leaves.

Culinary benefits

Stinging Nettle is considered to be more nutritious in iron than spinach. For the best flavor and nutrition, harvest only the top 4 - 5 inches of the Stinging Nettle plant. Harvest before the plant flowers.

herb seed nettle

Herb seed | stinging nettle

How to grow

How To Grow Stinging Nettle From Seed: Stinging Nettle seeds are small, and they are easier to work with if they are mixed with some garden sand. Some gardeners recommend that the herb seeds have a cold treatment before germinating. If starting the seeds indoors, freeze the herb seeds for several weeks before sowing the Stinging Nettle seeds. Cover the starter trays or pots with a plastic dome or plastic wrap to help keep the moisture high.

Once the seedlings are 3 - 4 inches in height, transplant them to the herb garden. Or directly sow the Stinging Nettle seeds outdoors in the late fall so that the herb seeds can freeze through the winter. The plants can be invasive, so it is best to contain it to an area and not let it go to seed. Always wear gloves when working with the plant.

  • Sowing Rate: 7 - 10 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
  • Keep moist until germination
  • Attracts bumblebees
  • Depth: Surface sow, do not bury
stinging nettle plant

Plant History

Stinging Nettle herb plants have a long history as a medicinal herb. During medieval times it was used as a diuretic, to treat joint pain, and muscle pain. Today, Stinging Nettle root is used by some to treat urinary problems related to an enlarged prostate, and some use it for the relief of arthritis pain.

  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 10
  • Season: Perennial
  • Deer Resistant: Yes

Fragrant Plant

All parts of fennel plants are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise or licorice scent and flavor.

Fragrant Plant

Annual Herb

How to Grow

Harvest can take place usually 100 days after sowing the Fennel seeds. Bulbs can be pulled and eaten as a vegetable or Florence Fennel seed can be collected as the umbels dry and turn brown in color. Cover the seed head with cloth or a bag, cut the stems and catch the herb seeds that are disturbed in the cloth or bag. The Fennel seeds pop out easily. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow the herb seeds directly in the garden as soon as ground can be worked. Approximate Seeds Per Ounce: 4,000

  • Environment: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained w' pH 6.1-7.5
  • Sowing rate: 1 seed every 2-4 inches
Annual Herb

Plant Specifications

Fennel is an annual flowering herb that grows in USDA zones 3 through 9. Its particularly fragrant components are widely used in many culinary traditions from around the world.

  • Bloom color: yellow
  • Bloom season: summer
  • Plant height: 24-60 inches

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

65F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

10 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow seed and do not bury

SOWING RATE

7 - 10 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

15 - 18 inches

Videos

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