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Licorice [Glycyrrhiza glabra]

Licorice [Glycyrrhiza glabra]

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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

Shipping
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.


Abholung
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Liquorice is a perennial culinary, tea and medicinal plant, also known as licorice, which originally comes from Western Asia and the Mediterranean region. The diverse traditional herbal medicine has been known in Chinese medicine since 2800 BC and was also considered a classic remedy in Tibetan medicine. The plant is known for the candy licorice obtained from its woody and yellow roots and has other diverse areas of application. The ancient Greeks and Romans valued it as a good expectorant for coughs and sore throats; today it is only known as licorice and tea. The frost-sensitive plant grows primarily in dry places, in bushes and on sandy or clay soil. Chewing the dried licorice sticks is beneficial for dental care.

General information

Plant family: Fabaceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 150 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, deep, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 0,5-1 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 20-25 °C
Germination time: 14-40 days
Plant and row spacing: 50x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: 
Unfavorable mixed culture: 

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Direct sowing possible all year round, preferably from March to September. We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from February to June.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Direct sowing possible all year round, preferably from April to July. We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from March to June.

General
Sow directly in rows. When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible licorice 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.
Liquorice prefers a sunny and warm location with a permeable, deep, nutrient-rich, humus-rich and sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
The plants tolerate dry periods well. The roots form long underground runners. The roots are harvested from the 4th year onwards. 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 or cuttings.

Plant care
On very hot days, additional watering is recommended to keep growth stable. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Glycyrrhiza glabra
English names: Licorice
German names: Süßholz, Lakritze
Portuguese names: Alcaçuz
Spanish names: Regaliz
French names: Réglisse

  • 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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