Marsh Mallow, organic seeds
Althaea officinalis is a mallow plant and perennial, an old medicinal plant which is used against inflammations and cough. It comes from China originally and arrived in Europe via Egypt and Syria where it was a common vegetable. Seeds, flowers and leaves are eaten fresh or cooked while the root should be boiled and then fried. The mallow can grow 2 m tall and blooms for a long time with beautiful mallow flowers of white and pink. It thrives in full sun-light and moderately nutrient-rich soil.
About 100 seeds/g. One portion contains about 50 seeds.
|Scientific name:||Althea officinalis|
|Botanic family:||The Mallow Family - Malvaceae|
|Sowing depth:||1–2 cm|
|Germination time:||10–15 days|
|Plant spacing:||40–50 cm|
|Row spacing:||60 cm|
SowingSow directly outdoors, 1-2 cm deep, when the soil is a bit warmer.
SpacingThin out to a distance of 40-50 cm between plants.
HarvestSeeds, flowers and leaves are eaten fresh or cooked while the root should be boiled and then fried.
SeedAbout 100 seeds/g.
A portion contains about 50 seeds.