I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
A traditional cooking herb in Mexican dishes since the days of the Aztecs.
Epazote has a pungent flavor with refreshing minty overtones.
Younger leaves have a milder, yet richer flavor.
Traditionally used in bean dishes, soups, quesadillas or any dish that may produce stomach gas.
Was also historically said to aid in the removal of intestinal parasites.
"Glossy" is a refined selection of epazote with smooth green leaves and stems, uniformly aromatic and productive (flowers shown in picture).
Plant when all danger of frost has past.
Germinates at temperatures between 60-75°F
Epazote likes full sun.
Direct sow or transplant. Start seeds 6-8 weeks before the last frost when soil has reach 70 degrees. Seeds should be surface broadcast and lightly covered with soil. Germinates in about 7-14 days. Sow seeds 1-2 inches apart. Once established, thin to 6" apart. Prefers full sun.