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Ashwagandha

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Withania somnifera - An important herb in Ayurvedic traditions. The roots are used medicinally for their adaptogenic and nervine properties. In warmer climates ashwagandha grows as a woody perennial. But here in Nova Scotia it's possible to grow as an annual, and although the roots will be smaller than their tropical counterparts, they're still worthwhile.

Start seeds in early Spring, and treat them like you would pepper plants (fun fact: ashwagandha is in the family Solanacea, the same as peppers and tomatoes). They need a long growing season to size up, covering plants with cloches to protect from early fall frosts can help. 20 seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Growing Info
Sowing Indoors early spring, I start mine in plug trays early March
Transplant outdoors After the risk of frost and after the soil has warmed, first or second week of June around here
Spacing 12-18" between plants
Soil requirements Average to high fertility and well draining - Typical vegetable garden soil is fine
Harvest Dig roots in Autumn after the first frost kills the plants
Light Full sun
Life cycle Annual (in our climate)