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Strictly Medicinal Organic Astragalus

King of Chinese Tonic Herbs

Brand: Strictly Medicinal    Item Number: SNV7004

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$2.99

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

Description

Astragalus membranaceus Perennial. Huang-qi. King of Chinese tonic herbs, popular for home use or market. Use during recuperation from debilitating illness, side effects of chemotherapy.

  • In spring, scarify the seed by rubbing firmly on sandpaper and plant in pots or direct in the ground.
  • Seed or soil may be inoculated with mycorrhizal bacteria, which significantly improves germination and growth.
  • Barely cover the seed, tamp well, and keep moist and cool until germination, about 1-3 weeks.
  • Transplant or thin to 1 ft apart.
  • Plants grow to 4 ft. and produce yellow-white flowers.
  • Approx. 50 seeds

Photo by Doronenko

Features

  • Good for Drying
  • Mild Flavor
  • Open-Pollinated
  • Requires Summer Water

Characteristics

Brand Strictly Medicinal Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Plant Usage Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light, Scarify, Soaking Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Perennial Planting Time Spring, Winter
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall Ideal Soil Temperature 65-70°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun Useful Plant Part Root
Growth Habit Herbaceous Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.5
Brand Strictly Medicinal
Seed Unit Sizes Seed Pack
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Plant Usage Medicinal Plant
Germination Requirements Light, Scarify, Soaking
Organic Certifier Oregon Tilth
Life Cycle Perennial
Planting Time Spring, Winter
Approximate Harvest Time Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature 65-70°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part Root
Growth Habit Herbaceous
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Soil pH 5.6 - 7.5

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Plant thrives in part to full sun in well drained soil. Inoculate soil or seed with mycorrhizal bacteria to assist with germination and growth.

Planting & Growing: In spring, scarify seed and plant in pots or directly in garden. Barely cover and tamp well, keeping moist and cool until germination which can take 1-3 weeks. Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart.

Harvesting & Storage: Root requires several years to grow to harvestable size. Slice harvested root, dry and store in jars.

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Shipping Information

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lbs. Dimensions: 5"L x 2.625"W x 0.1"H

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