Epazote

Certified Organic Seed

Chenopodium ambrosoides

Easy-to-grow herb with unique, powerful scent.

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 relieve 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 lifetime. 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.

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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.

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
Sun Preference Full to Partial Sun

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