Traditionally used to flavor bean dishes, epazote has the added medicinal benefit of acting as a carminative, or anti-flatulent agent. Epazote is an unfussy plant that will grow in even poor soils. Grow in full sun for best results, in a warm spot in the garden. Follow the How to Grow Epazote from seeds and feel free to eat beans.
CULTIVATE: Seed requires light to germinate. Indoors – Tamp seeds lightly into a soil mix that has been pre moistened with dilute liquid seaweed or similar nutrient. Water in with the same mixture. Transplant to larger cells when seedlings develop true leaves, and later to outside when they are about 3-4” tall. Space plants 4-6” apart in rows that are 12-18” apart. Outdoors – Sow shallowly, 2-3 seeds per inch. Thin to stand 4” apart in rows, or clumps every 6-12”, in rows that are 12-18” apart. Harvest leaves or whole young plants for fresh use in recipes.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chenopodium Ambrosoides
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
HARVEST: 55 Days
HARDINESS ZONE: 8 - 9 (& reseeds itself easily)
PLANT HEIGHT: 12 - 36"
PLANT SPACING: 24 - 36"
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Dry
QUANTITY: 100 Seeds
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Mar 10, 2017 by Binky
When this item arrived I did not recognize the shipper so I threw the package in the trash! Let me explain: I purchased from SeedShack on Etsy's website. The return label said it was from Skyway Outdoor. It was mailed from Pittsburgh. When I opened the envelope, the only content was a 3"x2" piece of thin cardboard totally wrapped in clear tape. The only message was a sticker with "Thank you." Not knowing who it was from or what it was, I showed it to my husband. We agreed that it looked suspicious and frightening. I threw it out! 24 hours later, I used the web to lookup the Greenville address of the outdoor advertising agency on the return label. Then I had to lookup the address of SeedShack; both in Greenville. Finally I cut open the tape around the cardboard and found the seeds I had ordered. YOU SCARED ME! Not pleased.