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Astragalus (Huang Qi), Culinary & Medicinal Herbs,

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Pkt Size-Approx. Seeds: 0.01g / 30+ Seeds

Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) has a long history, many centuries in fact, as one of the 50 fundamental medicinal herbs in Chinese medicine. Research in the modern day is also finding helpful benefits from the Astragalus herb plant. The Astragalus herb is also known as Milk Vetch or Chinese Milk Vetch. It is in the pea family and produces small, pea-like yellow flowers. Astragalus herb plant grows as a hardy perennial and thrives in full sun to partial shade areas. This plant has yellow blooms from early summer to late summer and reaches a height of 48 inches. Sow these easy-to-grow heirloom seeds at 2 - 3 seeds per plant - scarify seeds before you plant them. Keep seeds moist until germination occurs in 7 - 30 days.

Pkt Size/Approx. Seeds
0.01g / 30+ Seeds

•Astragalus membranaceus
•Also known as Milk Vetch or Huang Qi
•USA-grown Seeds
•Square Foot Garden Spacing 2
•USDA Zones: 4 - 9

Planting Instructions:
It is recommended to scarify the Astragalus herb seeds by scratching the seed coat with a file or nicking it with a knife. It is also helpful to soak the Astragalus herb seeds in hot water for 24 - 48 hours. This scarification helps the seed to germinate more quickly. Most herb gardeners recommend starting the Milk Vetch seed directly outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. Astragalus herb plants prefer sandy, well-drained soils that have some organic compost worked into them. The first year of establishment is the most challenging. Mulch around the herb plant to protect it during its first winter.