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Annual Mugwort [Artemisia annua]

Annual Mugwort [Artemisia annua]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

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

Shippping and pickup information

Shipping
We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €3.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €6.50
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.


Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

This type of mugwort is an annual medicinal plant and originally comes from China where it is called Qing Hao. This special medicinal herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for around 2,000 years and became known again in Europe in 1970 due to its reputation and the active ingredient artemisinin. This type of mugwort has been popular since the 4th century AD and has shown healing effects on malaria and other feverish diseases. In addition, it is considered a wound-healing, hemostatic agent and is used for skin diseases. The robust plant grows wild along paths and along rivers mainly in China, Europe and North America. The finely feathered, dark green leaves exude an aromatic scent and contain the part of the plant that contains the most active ingredients. 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 cultivation. Easily propagates via self-sowing.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 80 days
Plant hight approx: 180 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: until 0°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, sandy, loamy, nutrient rich, humus

pH value: 6 until 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 10-15°C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Plant-, row distance: 30x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: -
Unfavorable mix culture: -


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

Temperate climate (e.g. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly outdoors from mid-May to June. We recommend waiting for the ice saints before direct sowing. Pre-cultivation in small pots from April to June is also possible. The plants are separated into the bed when they reach a height of approx. 8cm.

Generally
Seed emergence can take up to 3 weeks. As medium-feeders, mugwort plants only need a moderate supply of nutrients, which is sufficient through a prepared bed. Additional fertilization is then not necessary.
It prefers a location in full sun with permeable, rather dry, sandy, nutrient-rich and humus-rich soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Extra tips
An additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder into the soil is recommended in order to obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil.

Type of propagation
The flowers are only pollinated by the wind. It spreads via seeds.

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

Germination ability of seeds: 10-40 years

Other names
Latin 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

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  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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