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Wormwood [Artemisia absinthium]

Wormwood [Artemisia absinthium]

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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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Wormwood is a very old perennial medicinal plant that was already used as a herbal medicine by the Ancient Egyptians. Hippocrates also used the herb against jaundice and tetanus, among other things. The alcoholic beverage "Absinthe" obtained from the herb enjoyed itself in the 19th century. Century due to its digestive and intoxicating properties great popularity. One of the most important bitter herbs which as a tea also helps with headaches and inflammation. The plants are gray-green in color with finely hairy surfaces and have a strong aromatic scent, with an exceptionally bitter taste. Wormwood gives off a smell that cats avoid. A dauche made from it is very suitable for treating ants and other insects.

General information
Plant family: Asteraceae
Life Cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 120 days
Plant height approx.: 120 cm
Root Type: Deep Root
Nutrient requirements: Medium Eaters
Water Requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to-30 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Permeable, slightly dry, loamy, humus

PH: 6.5 to 7.5

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Light germ
Seed Depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 16-18 °C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Planting, row spacing: 50x50 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Currant, leek
Unfavorable mixed culture:-

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
From February to May in small pots prefer.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
From March to April in small pots prefer.

We recommend the pre-culture. In the pre-culture, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible wormwood leaves. Then plant the pre-grown plants from the pots directly into the open ground. The planting of the seedlings in the bed is carried out from the 2nd Pair of leaves after the cotyledders.
Wormwood prefers a sunny and warm location with permeable, slightly dry, loamy and humus-rich soil.

Additional tips
A sline from the herb drives away aphids, mites, cabbage white cabbage, codling moth, earth fleas and rust fungi. The plants die above ground in winter and sprout again in spring. 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 or cuttings.

Care Plants
Additional water is only necessary on hot days. Beets prepared with animal manure or compost and planting in mixed culture replaces additional fertilization.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Artemisia absinthium
English Names: Wormwood
German names: Wormwood, Common Wormwood, Alsem, Bitter mugwort
Portuguese names: Absinto
Spanish Names: Ajenjo
French names: Absinthe

  • 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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