Strictly Medicinal Seeds
'BROADLEAF PLANTAIN' (Plantago major)
The 'broadleaf plantain' comes with 100 organically certified seeds per packet. This herbaceous or evergreen perennial makes a large, leafy rosette that flowers up to 18 inches tall. This plant prefers moist soil of garden or grassland in the sun to part shade. Sow in early spring, directly in garden bed or in pots. Barely cover seeds, tamp in and keep evenly moist until germination, which can take up to 6 weeks. Cool nights and warm days assist germination. Thin or transplant to 1 foot apart.
Plantain is a highly nutritious wild edible, that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten. The seeds are also edible. However, ingesting large quantities can cause a drop in blood pressure. Its roots work to break up hardpan soil and can help stop erosion.
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