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Herb - Burdock
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Aka "Gobo", the burdock tap root is a crunchy vegetable with a lightly sweet, mild, warm earthy flavor used in Asian cooking and rich in vitamins and minerals. Seeds and leaves are also good in soups, stews and pickled. Related to the artichoke, plant also has been used as a medicinal by herbalists for centuries.
Direct seed in spring, 1 inch deep and 5 seeds per foot, thin to two plants per foot. Grow in rich deeply tilled soil or straw bales (see Tips) as harvestable roots are 1-2 ft long and about 1-in diameter.
herbalists recommend burdock tea as a blood cleanser and organ tonifier
tip for easy harvest: use an old wet hay bale, cover with soil and plant seeds there. Roots grow into bale. To harvest, simply pull apart straw to access roots! For added stability, frame the bale with 4 wood boards.
Seed Count: 100
Plant Cycle: Biennial
Days to Germinate:
Days to Harvest: 48
Seed Source: Ecologically Farmed, Open Pollinated, Safe Seed Pledge
Planting Seasons: , Spring and Fall
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 4-6+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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