Herb - Hyssop Blue Seeds
HOW TO GROW FROM SEEDS
Full sun to partial shade and dry, well-drained soil is perfect for growing Hyssop. Prior to planting, work in plenty of organic matter, such as compost or aged animal manure. It is also helpful to add a light application of organic fertilizer to the planting hole. Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Germinate at 15-20°C. Germination should take place after a week to 10 days. Transplant out in the spring after the last frost. Set plants 1-2 feet apart
CARE AFTER GERMINATION
Hyssop plant needs a little care for a good result. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings, and then soak the soil completely through. Hyssop plants do not need to be pruned, but they can be trimmed during the growing season to maintain a neat shape. Cut the plants back completely during early spring. Pruning to the first set of leaves after flowering will create a more compact plant and better flowering in the following year. So it's your choice whether to prune or not.
HOW TO HARVEST AND STORE
The aromatic bushy plant with small leaves and blue flowers. The height is 55cm with a bitter flavor and is in your garden. Harvest the youngest leaves and stems as needed. Cut in the morning after the dew has dried for optimal flavor. Do not wash the leaves or aromatic oils will be lost. Hyssop is best used fresh but can also be stored frozen in plastic bags or dried. To dry, tie the cuttings in small bundles and hang them upside down in a well-ventilated, dark room. When dry, remove the leaves from the stems and store whole. Crush or grind just before use.
Note: Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
- Sowing Time: Spring
- Zones: 4 - 9
- Water Tolerance: Low-Water
- Mature Height: 30-60cm tall
- Bloom Time: Summer
- Temperature: 20 degrees Celcius
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