Organic Epazote Seeds

An unusual herb perfect with beans

Chenopodium ambrosoides
Easy-to-grow herb with unique, powerful scent.
Unique, astringent smell. Use in bean dishes in small quantities. Medicinal uses. Vigorous self-seeding herb. Does extremely well in poor soil.
Product ID# HE0180 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Detailed Product Info

Also known as wormseed. This powerful herb has a somewhat off-putting smell, though once added in small quantities into dishes, namely bean dishes, adds a certain flavor that might have always been missing! Epazote also has medicinal uses. When used as described, it helps relieves flatulence; and in large quantities the seeds can be used to expel intestinal worms. Epazote is a vigorous self-seeding herb, so take care to plant it in a spot you hope to have it for a life-time. It does extremely well in poor soils, and only needs to be watered during germination. It is quick to set seed, but the best culinary use is of the leaves before flowering, so cut it often and dry to have a nice supply of this interesting and valuable herb.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 14 days
Days to Maturity 65 days
Planting Depth 0 inches
Spacing in Row 12 inches
Spacing Between Rows 12 inches
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Width at Maturity 12 inches
Growing Instructions

Start indoors 4-8 weeks before last frost date. Sprinkle a few seeds on the surface of each pot, agitate the surface, then water in gently. Once the seedlings have germinated and are 1/2 inch high, thin to 1-2 seedlings per pot. Transplant outdoors when plants are 2-3 inches high. Alternately, direct sow any time after threat of frost has passed. Epazote is a vigorously self-seeding herb. Once established you will have for a lifetime.

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