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Saltwort Greens (Heirloom 40 Days)

Heirloom 1700’s

A traditional Japanese culinary herb and green, native to the salt marshes of Japan. Long, thin & crunchy leaves with a fresh and very slight salty taste. Use for salads and sushi, steam the older shoots or pick extremely young for micro greens. Rich in both vitamins and minerals. 

50 seeds

 

PLANTING

Salsola komarovii

Germination: 7-14 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-75ºF. 

Seed Sowing Depth: ¼" deep

Sowing Indoors: Start 3-4 weeks before planting outsideSow 2-3 seeds per cell/pot. Provide 70-75ºF soil temperatures. Transplant after last frost, 4-6” apart. 

Sowing Outdoors: After last frost. Sow a few seeds every 2-3” apart.

How much does a packet plant: 4-5 foot single row

Harvest: Start clipping tips at 6"

Tips: Plant in average to sandy soil amended with compost. Provide adequate, even moisture for the best growth, especially from the middle to end of summer. Mulching helps retain moisture.

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