Packet - SALTWORT / ARGETTI - organic seeds

SALTWORT / ARGETTI - organic seeds

Salsola soda

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Popular in Italy and hot in high-end Italian restaurants in the United States, agretti is an 18-inch wide by 25-inch tall (46 x 64 cm.) herb plant. This annual has long, chive-like foliage and when mature, in about 50 days or so, looks like a large chive plant.

How to Grow Agretti Plants Agretti has become all the rage in part due to celebrity chefs, but also because it is hard to come by. Anything rare is often sought after. Why is it so difficult to come by? Well, if you were thinking of growing Salsola soda a year or so ago and you began searching for seeds, you may have found them difficult to procure. Any purveyor that stocked the seed couldn’t meet the demand for them. Also, floods in central Italy that year reduced the stocks of seed. Another reason that agretti seed is hard to come by is that it has a very short viability period, only about 3 months. It is also notoriously hard to germinate; the germination rate is around 30%. That said, if you can obtain seeds and procure them, plant them immediately in the spring when soil temperatures are around 65 F. (18 C.). Sow the seeds and cover them with about ½ inch (1 cm.) of soil. Seeds should be space 4-6 inches (10-15 cm.) apart. Thin the plants to 8-12 inches (20-30 cm.) apart in a row. Seeds should germinate some time within 7-10 days. You can start harvesting the plant when it is around 7 inches (17 cm.) tall. Harvest by cutting the tops or sections of the plant and it will then regrow, much the same as chive plants.

Read more at Gardening Know How: What Is Agretti – Growing Salsola Soda In The Garden

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