Blessed Thistle, organic seeds
Cnicus benedictus, is an annual member of the Composite family and it has been honoured for centuries as a panacea for increased well-being. Leaves, flowers and roots are used. The blessed thistle grows up to become a grand plant of 60-70 cm, many branches with red stalks in contrast to the lime-green deep cut leaves with soft thorns. The flower which blooms from July to September is bristly reddish with lemon-yellow centre. Sow directly outdoors in May or pre-cultivate and set out when the risk of frost is over! Keep at least 50 cm between the plants! About 30 seeds/g, one portion yields at least 20 seedlings. A portion contains about 30 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Cnicus benedictus|
|Botanic family:||The Sunflower Family - Asteraceae|
|Sowing time:||Pre-cultivate: March–April/Direct sow: May–June|
|Sowing depth:||2 cm|
|Germination time:||1–2 månad|
|Plant spacing:||50 cm|
|Row spacing:||50–70 cm|
SowingSow directly outdoors in May or pre-cultivate and set out when the risk of frost is over!
SpacingKeep at least 50 cm between the plants!
HarvestThe flowers, leaves and roots can be harvested for use.
SeedAbout 30 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 30 seeds.