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Epazote

  Dysphania ambrosoides

Native to Central and South America ,this Mexican herb is easy to grow and hard to describe. The flavor is very fresh with a decided edge and aftertaste. Used in a variety of sauces, particularly with black beans, corn, mustard and seafood dishes. This herb is known as the "bean herb" as using just two sprigs effectively combats flatulence, aiding digestion with its carminative effect. A couple of specimens is probably enough for a small garden, use only the leaves, fresh or dried, sparingly. Harvest around 50-55 days.   300 seeds 

 

Planting

Annual

Germination: 10- 14 days

Seed Planting Depth:Sow on surface, press into soil

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring when soil temperature reaches 65 degrees. Sow a few seeds in each spot, 6"  apart. Start indoors 4-5 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-70 degree soil temperature. Transplant 6-12" apart. Self sows easily. Clip flowers off if you do not desire volunteers. 

Light  Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs:  Average soil

Uses:  Culinary

 

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