Herb Hyssop Blue Seeds
HOW TO GROW FROM SEEDS
Full sun to partial shade and dry, well-drained soil is perfect for growing Hyssop. Make sure the soil is rich in organic matter, such as compost or aged animal manure, before you plant. You may also need to lighten the planting hole with an organic fertilizer application. Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Germinate at 15-20°C. After a week or 10 days, the seeds should germinate. Once the last frost has passed, transplant the plants out the following spring. Plants should be set at a distance of 1-2 feet
CARE AFTER GERMINATION
You need to take good care of your hyssop plant. Allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings, and then soak the soil completely through. In the growing season, Hyssop plants can be trimmed to maintain a neat shape without pruning. Cut the plants back completely during early spring. A plant will be more compact and flower better in the following year when its leaves are pruned to the first set after flowering. 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. It is 55cm high and has a bitter taste and is in your garden. If you need young leaves or stems, harvest them as needed. Optimal flavor is achieved when the dew has dried in the morning. Leaves should not be washed or the aromatic oils will be lost. Hyssop is best used fresh, but can also be frozen or dried and stored in plastic bags. In a well-ventilated, dark room, hang the cuttings upside down in small bundles until they are dry. Leaves should be separated from stems and stored whole when dry. Prior to use, crush, or grind.
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
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Clade: Tracheophytes, Angiosperms, Eudicots, Asterids
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Genus: Hyssopus
- Species: H. officinalis
- Uses: Beneficial Herb
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