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Garden Sorrel (Rumex Acetosa) - Garden Sorrel is a becoming more well-known and used in the United States as a culinary herb, and it easily grow from Sorrel seeds. It comes from Europe and has been used there for centuries. Its use dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Garden Sorrel is also known as Common Sorrel, English Sorrel and simply Sorrel.

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ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
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Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

3 - 7

HEIGHT

16 - 24 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Mid summer to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Green

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun to partial shade

SOIL TYPE

Rich, well-drained soil, pH 5.6 - 6.5

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Rumex Acetosa

Garden Sorrel (Rumex Acetosa) - Garden Sorrel is a becoming more well-known and used in the United States as a culinary herb, and it easily grow from Sorrel seeds. It comes from Europe and has been used there for centuries. Its use dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. This variety, Green de Belleville, has green arrow-shaped leaves that have a slightly acidic taste and is slower to bolt than other varieties. When the leaves are eaten fresh and added to salads or a sandwich, they add a little zest and tang. The herb leaves can also be chopped or shredded and added to soups for flavoring. Garden Sorrel is also known as Common Sorrel, English Sorrel and simply Sorrel.

Common Sorrel herb has historically been used as a medicinal herb. It has been used to treat fevers and scurvy. The juice from the leaves is used to calm itchy skin rashes and ringworm. English Sorrel herb is a highly nutritious herb. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium.

How To Grow Sorrel From Herb Seeds: Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth. When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

68F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

1/4 inch

SOWING RATE

3 - 4 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

9 - 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.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

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.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

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

ABOUT
PLANTING DIRECTIONS
VIDEOS

Flower Specifications

SEASON

Perennial

USDA ZONES

7 - 9

HEIGHT

12 - 16 inches

BLOOM SEASON

Late spring to early fall

BLOOM COLOR

Pink

ENVIRONMENT

Full sun

SOIL TYPE

Light, sandy loam type soils

DEER RESISTANT

Yes

LATIN NAME

Majorana Hortensis

Sweet Marjoram (Majorana Hortensis) - Sweet Marjoram is a tender perennial than does well both in the herb garden or in a hanging basket or other container. Because it is sensitive to frosts, it is often grown as an annual, growing quickly from Marjoram seeds for a harvest each season. It is nicely aromatic and is in the oregano family that grows wild around the Mediterranean. The flower spikes are pale pink and highly attractive to bees and butterflies.

As a culinary herb, Sweet Marjoram's leaves and flowers are used to add a sweet and spicy flavor to foods. It is often found in German cuisine, and it commonly is used to flavor dressings, meat, sausage, lamb, beans and soups. Many gardeners simply enjoy the beauty of the Marjoram herb plant and grow it as an ornamental herb and to attract beneficial insects into the garden. The plant is also known as Knotted Marjoram.

How To Grow Sweet Marjoram From Herb Seeds: Sow Sweet Marjoram seeds indoors 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Covering the starter flat with clear plastic wrap helps to keep the moisture and heat in and aids in the germination process of the herb seeds. Transplant the young herb plants outdoors after danger of frost has passed. The Sweet Marjoram herb can be grown in an indoor herb garden, but plant growing lights are necessary.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

Planting Directions

TEMPERATURE

70F

AVERAGE GERM TIME

7 - 14 days

LIGHT REQUIRED

Yes

DEPTH

Surface sow

SOWING RATE

15 - 20 seeds per plant

MOISTURE

Keep seeds moist until germination

PLANT SPACING

12 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

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

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.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

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.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

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.

Garden Sorrel...

Is a highly nutritious herb that is high in vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium!

Garden Sorrel...

Sorrel Seeds

How to Grow

Start the Sorrel seeds directly outdoors after frost season has passed. Prepare a seedbed that is located in full sun or partial shade. Add organic matter to the soil. Cover the herb seeds lightly with soil. Sorrel seedlings can establish quickly, and the leaves can be harvested any time after the first couple of months of spring growth.

  • Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
  • Average Germ Time: 7 - 14 days
  • Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Sorrel Seeds

Plant Specifications

When flower stalks emerge cut them back. Sorrel herb plants should be divided every 3- 5 years and replanted.

  • Height: 16 - 24 inches
  • USDA Zones: 3 - 7
  • Season: Perennial

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

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