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Corchorus (Mloukhiyeh or Lebanese Spinach) & Sida (Indian Hemp)

Mloukhiyeh or Lebanese Spinach and Indian Hemp are both members of the mallow family (Malvaceae). Corchorus olitorius is used in traditional cookery in Lebanon and Egypt and virtually not grown outside these countries. It is a fast and tall growing biannual to short-lived perennial plant with dark green leaves which are very tasty with a typical mild flavor. Leaves are used cooked in soups and several other national dishes. Sida rhombifolia is traditionally used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine ("Kurumthotti") and as a herbal tea ingredient in various countries, including the Canary islands ("Té de Canarias").
Sow seeds flat in any rich, well drained, sandy soil in spring under warm glass at a minimum of some 25°C at day and some 20°C at night. Transplant strong seedlings to the open garden end of spring. Best grown as annuals at a constantly rather high temperature in a greenhouse or wintergarden.
20 seeds per package.
Corchorus olitorius (Lebanese Spinach)

Corchorus olitorius (Lebanese Spinach)

130 (200)cm, Mloukhiyeh, Mouloukhieh, or Mulukhiye is an unknown vegetable in the Western world. The dark green leaves on tall stems have a spinach like texture and taste. As soon as plants are strong enough, leaves may be picked until autumn. For any rich, well drained soil in full sun. Best cultivated as an annual. Sow under warm glass in spring at a minimum of some 25°C and transplant seedlings to the open garden end of spring. A fast growing vegetable which requires sufficient heat during its growing cycle to develop well. VI-IX.

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seed package 2913 € 0,99*
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Sida rhombifolia (Indian Hemp)

Sida rhombifolia (Indian Hemp)

150 (180)cm, Indian Hemp is a strongly branching perennial with somewhat woody branches. It bears elongated oval, dark green leaves and throughout the year small peach-colored flowers with or without a dark maroon center. It is used in Indian Ayirvedic medicine and in herbal teas. For any rich, well drained substrate in full sun. Either cultivate as a fast growing annual or as a perennial in pots in a constantly warm spot at a winter minimum of some 20°C. I-XII.

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seed package9479 € 0,39