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Vervain [Verbena officinalis]

Vervain [Verbena officinalis]

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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
You can pick up your order at any time from 12 noon to 8 pm or by appointment with us on site or at the markets we visit.

Simply enter the desired market to pick up in the comment box in the shopping cart.

You can find the markets in the menu on our website or at this link: https://www.benjis.net/pages/market-dates

Vervain is an ancient biennial traditional Chinese and European medicinal plant. It is the only wild verbena in Central Europe. In ancient times, it was revered by peoples, but also by Celts and Germans as a medicinal and cult plant. The herb is known for treating iron weapon injuries. Even today, verbena is used in folk medicine to treat wounds that are difficult to heal, ulcers and eczema, and it is found in numerous cold preparations. This plant also has a sleep-inducing effect.
It is one of the 4 sacred plants of the Ketian druids and is also a plant with magical powers.

General information
Plant family: Verbenaceae

Lifecycle: Biennial
Days until harvest: 120 days
Plant hight approx: 8 0 cm
Root type: Deep Rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until -30°C
Location: Semi shady until sunny
Soil: Permeable, poor in nutrients, loamy, sandy, humic, slightly acidic

pH value: 5.5 to 6.5

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type : Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 5 -10°C
Germination time: 10-30 days
Plant-, row distance : 30x30 cm

Optimal mix culture: Foxglove, splendor candle, coneflower
Unfavorable mix culture: -

Planting information
Vervain is sown in spring outdoors at soil temperatures of 5-10 °C from January to March in a mild climate.
Direct sowing, spread sowing or in rows is recommended.
Germinates optimally at low temperatures of around 5-10°C. Germination is naturally irregular in this strain.
The plants do not need any special care.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Verbenah, the officers,
English names: Vervain
German name: Vervain, Verbena
Portuguese names : Verbena
Spanish names: Verbena
French names: Verveine

Ingredients
Vervain contains various ingredients that give it its healing power, such as verbenaline, glycoside, bitter substances, mucilage, flavonoids, verbenine, and alkaloids.
The ingredients have an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant and astringent effect. Draining, expectorant, antispasmodic, calming, anxiolytic, wound healing.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

  • 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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