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Growing Information:

Saltwort

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 7-14 days

SOWING TIME: SP/SU/FA

SEEDING METHOD: Direct or Transplant

SUNLIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade

PLANT HEIGHT: 8-18"

PLANT SPACING: 2-6"

HARDINESS ZONES: Annual

Habitat and Description


Growing Saltwort
CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS Saltwort should be grown in full sun in an evenly moist soil. It should be watered often and fertilized from time to time. The seeds should be planted outdoors when the soil has reached a temperature around 75 degrees F. They should be covered with about 1/8"-1/4" of soil. The pant blooms from July to October and grow to a height of 8-10 inches. The seeds can be planted in close proximity since saltwort tolerates crowding well. Space plants about 2" apart in row that are 12" apart. For a continuous supply, this herb should be planted several times throughout the season of fresh, young foliage.


Saltwort


The benefits of Saltwort

Depending on the species, saltwort also carries nutritional benefits. Many are rich in vitamin A, calcium, and potassium, making them great additions to the diet in addition to culinary herbs. Saltwort can be prepared in a number of different ways, including being steamed or fried as a side dish, rolled up in sushi, sprinkled onto foods as a garnish, added to salads, and included in soups and stews.





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