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Red garden message [Atriplex hortensis rubra]

Red garden message [Atriplex hortensis rubra]

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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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The red garden report is an annual, ancient and forgotten vegetable, spice, dye and medicinal plant. The vegetable variety developed in ancient times is one of the oldest cultivated plants and was already around 800 n. Chr. Mainly grown in the Mediterranean in Europe and Asia. The variety grows robustly, with high-growing plants and forms numerous large, red-purple, matte and heart-shaped leaves. The taste is very mild and spinach-like, with a delicate structure. The vitamin and mineral-rich leaves are eaten raw or prepared like spinach. Optimal for self-sufficiency and a good source of biomass for green manure. For early sowing in the year.

General information
Plant family: Amaranthaceae
Life Cycle: One year
Days to harvest: 35 days
Plant height approx.: 100 cm
Root Type: Deep and shallow roots
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Semi-shaded
Floor: Permeable, moist, loamy, humus

PH: 6 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 1-2 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 8-15 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Planting, row spacing: 15x30 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Cabbage, potatoes, peas, beans
Unfavorable mixed culture: -

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly into the open air from January.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
From February onwards, sow directly into the frost-free open air.

For a long harvest period, harvest only 1/3 of the leaves. We recommend sprinkler or no-till sown in rows when reporting.
The variety prefers a sunny to partially shaded location with a moist, loamy, humous and nutrient-containing soil.

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
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
The plant is optimally grown at a height of about. Harvested 40 cm and then shortened by 20 cm, this stimulates the plant to shoot again, which extends the harvest. The bed in the report should ideally never dry out completely, regular watering has a positive effect on the growth of the plants. A loosened and a prepared soil is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Atriplex hortensis rubra
English Names: Redorache, Garden Orache, Simply Orache
German names: Red garden report, Spanish salad, Spanish spinach, orache
Portuguese names: Pomar Vermelho
Spanish Names: Huerto rojo
French names: Verger rouge

  • 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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