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<tc>Annual Mugwort [Artemisia annua]</tc>

<tc>Annual Mugwort [Artemisia annua]</tc>

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

This mugwort species is an annual medicinal plant and comes naturally from China where it is called Qing Hao. This special medicinal herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for about 2,000 years and became known again in Europe from 1970 due to its reputation and the active ingredient artemisinin. Since the 4th Century n. Chr. This mugwort species is popular and shows healing effects in malaria and other fevers. In addition, it is considered wound healing, hemotherapy and is used for skin diseases. Wild-growing, the robust plant is found on paths and along rivers, mainly in China, Europe and North America. The finely feathered dark green leaves exude an aromatic scent and carry the most active part of the plant. The taste is very bitter. The fast-growing and adaptable plant develops its own strong defense against insects and diseases, which makes it attractive in mixed culture. Easily increases over self-sowing.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 80 days
Plant height approx.: 180 cm
Root Type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eater
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, sandy, loamy, nutrient-rich, humus

pH value:  6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germinator
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 10-15 °C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Planting, row spacing: 30x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: -
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly outdoors from February to September.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the open air from mid-May to June. We recommend waiting for the ice saints with the no-till sown. Pre-cultivation in small pots from April to June is also possible. The plants are separated into the bed from a height of approx. 8cm.

The emergence of seeds can last up to 3 weeks. As a mean eater, mugwort plants only need a moderate supply of nutrients, which is sufficient through a prepared bed. Additional fertilization is then not required.
He prefers a fully sunny location with permeable, rather dry, sandy, nutrient-rich and humus-rich soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
The flowers are pollinated only by the wind. Spread occurs via seeds.

Plant care 
During hot periods, water is necessary to maintain growth. Due to the initially slow growth of the plants, we recommend weeding the surrounding herbs regularly.

Germination ability of seeds: 10-40 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Artemisia annua
English Names: Annual mugwort
German names: Einjähriger Beifuß, Süßer Beifuß, Einjähriger Wermut
Portuguese names: Artemísia anual
Spanish Names: Artemisa anual
French names: Armoise annuelle

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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