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Yellow Dock Seeds - Rumex Crispus - Edible & Nutritious

Yellow Dock Seeds - Rumex Crispus - Edible & Nutritious

Quantity: 100+ Seeds


Yellow Dock, or Rumex Crispus, is a member of the Buckwheat family, Polygonaceae. It originates from Eurasia, and is a hardy perennial down to zone 4. These plants thrive in a wide range of different environments, but When planted in good garden soil and given plenty of water, the leaves grow to be tender and substantial. The highly nutritious young leaves are eaten in salads and soups, and the first year roots can be dried and used as tea, or boiled in a couple changes of water to be eaten as a vegetable. 


As well as being edible, Yellow Docks main uses are medicinal. A concoction made from the roots greatly aids in digestion, calms skin issues such as eczema, and cleanses the liver and blood. This is a very powerful and useful herb, and belongs in any medicinal garden.


All seeds are organic and open pollinated.


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  • Growing Instructions

    Yellow Dock seeds may be started in pots in the spring, or directly sown into the ground. If sown indoors, it's good to cold stratify them in the refrigerator for 4 weeks before planting because this increases the germination rate, but this isn't necessary as many seeds will germinate regardless. Sow the seeds in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds on the surface up to 1/8 inch below the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. 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 6°C or higher. Once transplanted and established, These plants will live for many years assuming you live in zone 4 or warmer. The plants don’t require very much attention once established other than some mulch and regular watering. Yellow Dock is resistant to deer, pests, drought, and flood; It’s a very robust plant.

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