How To Grow Bulk Cichorium Intybus
Bulk Cichorium seeds are considered to be one of the most highly valued herbal herbs on the market. These seeds are sought after by many herbalists and home gardeners for their extraordinary medicinal properties. They are a member of the cactus family, the genus Cimicifuga, and they grow in tropical regions from southern Asia through the Indian subcontinent to South America. Their scientific name is "Cimicifuga Saccharina" and they are native to the lakes, rivers and streams of North India and China. Some varieties of this plant have reached the top of the commercial onion production scale.
There are several ways of acquiring seeds. You can buy them from a reputable bulk supplier who will ship them to you. You can also order them over the Internet with a simple click of the mouse. Many of these bulk suppliers will offer a convenient, secure and reliable shipping method for a modest charge. In addition, they usually ship overnight. Most places that sell these seeds also offer a guarantee or warranty on the product.
There are several species of Cichorium and some of them produce larger quantities of foliage than do the smaller ones. The most popular species are C. Allodontidium, C. coccineum, and C. rhysodes. You can easily recognize bulk Cichorium seeds because of their bluish-green color. These seeds are available at most garden stores or nurseries. There is also a large variety of exotic species that are also used in Cichorium production.
Once harvested, Cichorium leaves turn black and fall off. The tops of the stems also drop off and then the stems grow into stems and roots. Harvesting should be done when the root system has grown to about eight to ten inches in length. The smaller root systems will produce more leaf buds. The larger Cichorium roots should be harvested as they are growing.
To prepare the bulk Cichorium for planting in your garden, remove all leaves from the main stems and the larger branches. They should be discarded. Any green matter that remains should be soaked in water before being put into small bags and taken to a local garden center. You can also buy freeze-dried leaves but make sure you get those that are 100% natural since some manufacturers may use pesticides and herbicides when preparing them for sale.
When the roots have established themselves at the bottom of the bag, the seeds should be put into a plastic zipper bag. These seeds should be kept in a cool, dark place until you are ready to harvest them. Do not harvest before the berries have burst open. It can take up to four weeks for new Cichorium seeds to germinate and grow to an appreciable size.
Once the seedlings are mature enough to pick, cut off any excess stems or leaves that remain attached to the roots. Cut about one inch below the surface of the soil. The cut will help the plant to absorb more nutrients because it will be close to its natural level of moisture. Once you have removed the heart-shaped, star-shaped or bluish purple flowers, empty the bag and fill with soil. Before planting seeds, cover the soil with a light layer of compost.
Once the plants are planted, keep them well watered so that they do not dry out. They will produce more seeds if kept under the right conditions. You can harvest your crop about a month after the last growth. Make sure to store the bulk Cichorium seeds in a cool, dark place.
The majority of the Cichorium plants are aquatic. Because of this, the majority of the insects that live in the soil also have an effect on the quality of the seeds. This is why it is not wise to plant seeds directly into the garden. Keep the seeds covered, and use protective gloves when moving them from one location to another. If the seeds fall into a puddle, do not water it immediately. Wetness can attract insects, such as mosquitoes.
Cichorium plants grow best in soils that are slightly enriched. As long as the soil contains lots of nitrogen and phosphorus, the plant will flourish. You should be able to see evidence of grasses, weed seeds, roots and debris in the soil. Be sure that there are no chemicals or pesticides in the soil. If you are unsure about the quality of the soil, purchase a soil testing kit to test for these elements.
The main plant food source for the bulk Cichorium intybus is leafy greens, such as spinach, kale, mustard greens, collard greens, bok choy, cabbage, kale, and mustard greens. When buying them, keep in mind that the leaves of greens can be coated with salt or other spices. These can alter the taste of the seed. In addition, many people choose to freeze Cichorium seeds, which can be done in the freezer, to preserve the taste. However, this can reduce the shelf-life of the seed.