Seed Freaks - Herbs - Mullein
Seed Freaks – Herbs – Mullein
(VERBASCUM THAPSUS L.)
Also known as Aaron’s rod, Jacob’s staff, Blanket weed, Candlewick, Flannel leaf, Shepherd’s club, or Velvet Dock.
A rosette of grey green woolly leaves that can be used as toilet paper. Also has applications in herbal medicine.
Care must be taken as it will readily self-seed.
WHEN TO PLANT
Cool Climate: AUG, SEP, OCT, NOV.
Temperate: Autumn and Spring
Sub – Tropical: Autumn and Spring
Tropical: Autumn and Spring
Arid: Autumn and Spring
PH 5.5 – 7
Rich, well-drained soil.
Sow in trays indoors 5mm deep – transplant 50cm apart.
It will grow in poor, rocky soils and is often found as a roadside weed.
DAYS TO HARVEST
Harvest leaves at any time.
APPROX 300 SEEDS
OPEN POLLINATED SEED 100% TASMANIAN GROWN