Ashwagandha - Indian Ginseng (Withania somnifera) - 30 Seeds
Welcome, gardeners! If you're looking to add an ancient, healing touch to your garden, look no further than Ashwagandha – Indian ginseng. Native to India and dating back over a thousand years, this medicinal plant is highly renowned for its powers among Ayurvedic practitioners.
It's said that the root of Ashwagandha smells like a horse and gives users the same level of strength and vigor as a horse. In Sanskrit, ‘Ashva’ means horse and ‘Gandha’ means smell – hence the name ‘Ashwagandha’. While many parts of the plant can be used medicinally, an extract from its roots is now commonly taken as a supplements due to its amazing adaptogenic powers! It can maximize your body’s capacity to withstand stress - giving you an extra edge when tackling day-to-day challenges.
This hardy flowering shrub can easily be grown in most gardens with the right amounts of sun and water.
•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 2-10
Plant ashwagandha in a dry, sunny location in your garden. It needs sandy, well draining soil with a pH of 7.5-8. Growing Ashwagandha is not possible in soil that retains moisture and remains waterlogged and will grow best in temperatures between 70-95°. Plant seeds 3/4" deep and 5 inches apart when the temperature is around 70 F (20 C). Water the seedlings well while they are establishing, but don't soak. Think summer shower, not the constant rain of Seattle. Thin out the weak plants after a month of growing, leaving the space around 2 feet between plants. Ashwagandha is ready to harvest in 150 – 180 days when flower and berries start to form and leaves begins to dry out.