Ashwagandha Seeds - Withania Somnifera - Medicinal & Potent
Quantity: 20 Seeds
Ashwagandha, also known as Indian ginseng, is a medicinal plant in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. This plant has been revered for centuries, and is commonly used in ayurvedic practices. Ashwagandha is used in replacement of ginseng to boost testosterone and fertility in men, reduce stress and anxiety, reduce blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, aid in sleep, improve brain function including memory, and more.
Ashwagandha is a perennial down to zone 9, but can be grown as an annual everywhere else. It's easy to grow, and doesn't require much care other than a layer of mulch and regular watering. the roots are best harvested in the early winter or once the leaves begin to die back. Plants can also be taken inside for the winter so they can survive to grow even larger roots the next season.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
For the highest yields, It’s best to start Ashwagandha seeds indoors about 6-8 weeks before the last frost; I start them here on the farm in mid march. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; I use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds on the surface for best results, or at most 1/8 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat greatly aids in this step, but is not necessary. Seeds take between 3-6 weeks to germinate, but may take less time too. Once germinated, and the first true leaf has formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 10°C or higher; here at the farm, this is around mid May.