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Burdock Stat Summary

Plant Spacing: 3" (76 mm)
Row Spacing: 24" (609 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/2-3/4" (12-19 mm)
Plants Per Person: 2
Soil Temperature: 55-75°F (13-24°C)
Days to Emergence: 4-7
Recommended Soil PH:
Earliest Outdoor Planting: Before Last Frost
Tick Can direct seed outdoors
Tick Can seed indoors

Planting Burdock

Prefers rich, well-drained soil that is loose and free of rocks and stones up to a depth of a couple of feet. This allows the roots to grow long and straight. Burdock is grown from seed. Sow Burdock seeds in your garden as early as the ground can be worked. Cover seeds with 1/2" to 3/4" of fine garden or seed starting soil. Tamp soil. After seedlings have grown a few inches, thin to 3" apart in rows 2 feet apart.

Growing Burdock

Weed frequently, especially when plants are young. Keep soil moist. Apply a general purpose fertilizer once a month.

Harvesting and Storing Burdock

Pick leaves and tender young stems for eating fresh. Cook like spinach. Roots take over 100 days to grow. Pick when roots are 1 to 2 feet long. Peel and eat raw or cooked; use in soups, salads, and stir fries.

Burdock Insect and Disease Information

Insects can be an occasional problem; treat with insecticide or repellents, as needed.

Burdock Yield Information

No yield information for Burdock.
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