Grow Heirloom Herbs – Plant St. John’s Wort Seeds
St. John’s Wort is a multifaceted medicinal herb that is championed by its practitioners as an almost universal cure-all. Plant St. John’s Wort seeds in a sunny spot in sandy soil. Noted as a remedy for many ailments, including: insomnia, depression, bladder problems, and pulmonary complaints.
Name:St. Johns Wort Seeds
Botanical Name:Hypericum perforatum
Light Requirement:Full Sun
Features:Open Pollinated, Medicinal, Attracts Pollinators
Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
Plant Spacing:18-24 inches
Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Seeds per Packet:350 mg
How to Grow St. Johns Wort
When to Plant St. Johns Wort Seeds
Plant in early spring after danger of frost has passed. Best to first plant indoors in a warm, sunny environment and ;transplant in late spring.
Where to Plant St. Johns Wort Seeds
St. Johns Wort can tolerate a variety of soil conditions and can even withstand a small flood. You really can’t go wrong with choosing a spot to plant this herb!
How to Plant St. Johns Wort Seeds
Start indoors and press seeds into soil but leave uncovered so they can use the light to germinate.Transplant when seedlings are around two inches tall.
How to Harvest St. Johns Wort
Harvest in late July and August when flowers are in full bloom. Both the leaves and flowers can be harvested. Cut off the upper 1/3 portion of the plant in July for harvest. Dry flowers and leaves in bundles upside down in a cool, dry place indoors. Store in an airtight glass container for up to one year.
Seeds can take up to 3 months to germinate and once established can are-seed quickly. St. John’s Wort is perennial and therefore will bloom in the second year after initial planting.
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