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Angelica [Angelica archangelica]

Angelica [Angelica archangelica]

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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

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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Angelica is a mostly biennial, diverse tea, spice and medicinal plant and is native throughout Eurasia and is one of the largest perennials in the Central European flora. This hardy species has been firmly established and highly valued as a medicinal herb in folk medicine and naturopathy for centuries. The plants are often found wild in cooler parts of temperate latitudes up to the subarctic of Scandinavia and Russia, but also thrive in warm climates. In ancient times it was used in popular belief to ward off plague, poisons and spells. The robust and highly aromatic plants exude a sweet aromatic scent that attracts numerous pollinating insects. The taste is very spicy, slightly sweet, slightly spicy and bitter. The leaves are mainly used as a tea, bath additive or as a spice in mint sauces and mayonnaise. Stems can be candied and the dried roots can be used as an admixture for scented bowls. Valuable active ingredients can be extracted from the root to help, for example, with disorders of the digestive tract or with sleep and rheumatic complaints. A species for damp locations.

General information

Plant family: Apiaceae
Life cycle: Biennial
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 250 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium eater
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: Up to -40 °C
Location: Sunny until semi shady
Soil: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus

pH value: 6,5 to 7,5

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark and cold germinator
Sowing depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 3-5 °C
Germination time: 7-30 days
Plant and row spacing: 75x100 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Pea
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from January to March and in autumn from November to December with artificial stratification.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from January to March and in autumn from August to September.

When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible angelica leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Angelica prefers a sunny location with permeable, moist, nutrient-rich, humus-rich and loamy soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The consumption of the herb is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women, and for everyone else only in small doses. To stratify, store the seeds in moist sand or soil in the refrigerator for 6 weeks. When direct sowing, the seeds should be sown before frost. In the first year the plant produces strong foliage and in the second year it produces flowers. The angelica perennials usually live for 2 years and die after flowering, but under favorable conditions they can live up to 4 years. With this species it can happen that the seeds germinate in the second year if they are sown too late. In order to obtain the highest content of ingredients, the roots are dug up and cleaned shortly before flowering. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Avoid drying out the plants. Regular watering is necessary for stable growth. Due to the slow young growth of the plants, weed surrounding herbs after the seeds have emerged. Cut back the shoot tips several times in the young stage to ensure bushy growth. Fertilize with plant manure every 6 months from the 2nd year onwards.

Germination ability of seeds: 1-2 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Angelica archangelica
English names: Angelica, Garden Angelica, Norwegian Angelica
German names: Engelwurz, Angelikawurzel, Engelbrustwurz, Erzengelwurz, Heiliggeistwurzel 
Portuguese names: Angélica
Spanish names: Angélica
French names: Angélica

  • 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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