Hmi 8270 milkthistle2
Germination Days : Variable
Planting Depth : 1/4
Seed Code : O
Seeds Per Packet : 50
Spacing : 24-36
When To Plant : Spring
82 PKTs Available
Milk Thistle, organic HMI-8270



Large, glossy, spined plant with intricate white pattern on the leaves.

Solitary 2" purple flowers.

All parts are edible.

Medicinal: detoxifying, anti-depressant, spring tonic, increases mother's milk.

Seeds strengthen and detoxify the liver, and even help renew its cells after posioning. Plant early spring in any sunny soil. Harvest seeds promptly; self sows.

BOTANICAL NAME: Silybum marianum


Start in flats or sow directly into garden. Press sends into soil without covering and keep moist until germination. Drought-resistant once well established. In mild climates, easiest if sown in fall with the rains. Likes a sunny position. Harvest promptly-birds love the seeds and will spread them; they can become invasive. All parts edible-young leaves and flower heads are a tonic food. Seeds medicinal.

GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Height 40-54"/Spacing 24-36"


Hmi 8270 milk+thistle

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