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Small meadow button-Pimpinelle [Sanguisorba minor]

Small meadow button-Pimpinelle [Sanguisorba minor]

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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 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.

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The small meadow button is a very old, wild and perennial medicinal, tea, spice, lettuce and animal feed plant native to Europe. The species is originally found in southern, western and central Europe as well as North Africa and Central Asia on dry meadows and on roadsides. The robust plant is undemanding and forms ovate to elliptical, coarsely toothed leaflets from a dense rosette.
The leaves have a cucumber-like scent and have a special cucumber-like and nut-like flavor. Of the versatile plant, the shoot tips, the younger leaves and the budding inflorescences are used. The classic farm garden plant is also a good bee pasture, is often used as decoration and as livestock feed. In subtropical climates, the plant continues to grow even in the summer months, thereby providing fresh green throughout the year.

General information
Plant family: Rosaceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 10 0 days
Plant height approx.: 8 0 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Weak Zehrer
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-35 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, dry to moist, loamy, calcareous, 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: 14-35 days
Planting, row spacing: 15 X20 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Thyme
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

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

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the frost-free open air from March to May.

We recommend no-till sowing, seeds are frost-hardy.
Small meadow button Prefers a sunny location with permeable, dry to humid, Calcareous and Heavy loamy or slightly humus-rich soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The younger leaves are preferably harvested. The small meadow button is a pointer plant for poor soils. 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
We recommend cutting back the flower stems by the slightly sallow of the plant. During long dry periods, it is advisable to give the plants additional water.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Sanguisorba minor, Pimpinella minor, Poterium dictyocarpum
English Names: Small meadow button, Little meadow button
German names: Small meadow button, garden pimpernelle, pimpernelle, wild beaver, pimpinelle, beaver
Portugiesische Namen: Small button meadow, Small button meadow
Spanish Names: Botón de prado pequeño
French names: Petit bouton prairie, Bouton petit pré

  • 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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