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Balsam herb-Marian herb [Tanacetum balsamita]

Balsam herb-Marian herb [Tanacetum balsamita]

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

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

Shipping and pick-up information

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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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The balsam herb is an ancient, perennial, edible wild spice, fragrance and medicinal plant from the temperate latitudes of Asia and North America. Also known as Marian herb, the plant has been grown since ancient times in the southern areas of Europe. In the early Middle Ages, the medicinal plant was used as a helpful remedy for fever, liver weakness and menstrual cramps. Im 8. In the 19th century, Charlemagne passed a law that required the cultivation of balsam in monastery gardens. The leaves have a pleasant, strong lemony-minty aroma and retain this scent even when dried. Excellent for flavoring teas, for scented shells and scented bags and as a spice.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 70 days
Plant height approx.: 80 cm
Root Type: Shallow Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to-23 °C
Location: Sunny to partially shaded
Floor: Permeable, moist, slightly loamy, humus

PH: 6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 15-20 °C
Germination time: 10-21 days
Planting, row spacing: 30x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture:-
Unfavorable mixed culture:-

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

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from March to April or prefer in small pots from March.

Sow directly in rows, as a litter or pre-cultivate. In the pre-culture, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible balsam leaves. Then plant the pre-grown plants from the pots directly into the open ground. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Marienkraut prefers a sunny and warm location with permeable, loamy and humus-rich soil.

Additional tips
The plants die above ground in winter and sprout again in spring. Buck culture possible. 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
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
Avoid dehydration. Beets prepared with animal manure or compost and planting in mixed culture replaces additional fertilization. Fertilization is only necessary for bucket culture with plant manure.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Tanacetum balsamita
English Names: Costmary, Balsam Herb, Ladymint
German names: Marian herb, balsam herb, women's mint, Marienblatt
Portuguese names: Balsamita
Spanish Names: Hierba bálsamo
French names: Herbe baumière

  • 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
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