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Valerian [Valeriana officinalis]

Valerian [Valeriana officinalis]

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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

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"

Valerian is a very old perennial medicinal plant. It has been in Europe since the 4th century BC. Known. The medicinal herb has calming ingredients and is used as a natural pain-relieving sleep aid and nerve-soothing relaxant. It is often prepared in the form of a tea. Valerian is an easy-care swamp and wet meadow plant and is therefore used to changing conditions of wet and dry. The plant attracts many insects such as beetles, butterflies and hoverflies to the garden. Valerian grows throughout Europe, especially in moorland meadows, on river and stream banks.

General information
Plant family: Valerianaceae

Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 200 days
Plant hight approx: 150 cm
Root type: Deep rooter
Nutrient requirements: Medium
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -20°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Heavy, moist, loamy, sandy, rich in nutrients

pH value: 6 to 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 15-25°C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 40x50 cm

Optimal mix culture: Bean, Dill, Pea, Potato, Cabbage
Unfavorable mix culture: Lambs lettuce, Wormwood

Planting information
In areas with mild winters, valerian is sown in spring at temperatures of 15 to 25 ° C from March to May or in autumn from September to October. In northern, cooler areas, sowing takes place at identical temperatures in spring after the last frosts in May to June. Direct sowing, broadcast sowing or row sowing are recommended. Seedlings require regular watering, after which the plants can be left drier. It is undemanding, does not need any special care and thrives in partially shaded to sunny locations.
As a typical swamp and wet meadow plant, valerian prefers moist, heavy and nutrient-rich soils, which can also be flooded at times. It is used to variable wet conditions and can also cope with drier soil in the garden. Tends to seed heavily.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Valeriana officinalis
English names: Valerian
German names: Baldrian, Katzenkraut
Portuguese names: Valeriana
Spanish names: Valeriana
French names: Valériane

Valerian contains essential oil, valepotriates and alkaloids. The flavonoid linarin has a sedative effect and is responsible for the main effect on humans. The medicinally important part of the valerian plant are the leaves and roots.

Potent germination capacity: 2-3 years

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