Wort - Hypericum Calycinum, Flower Seeds, perennial plant - 0.02 Oz (Pack of 5)
Pacific Northwest, USA, Washington State, Whidbey Island
St. John's wort is grown on flat low areas with fertile light loamy or sandy loam soils. It is sown with dry freshly harvested seeds in late autumn (October-November) after ploughing and cultivation. Sow in a row (with row spacing 45 cm) without embedding in the soil. When sowing in spring, stratification is required (mixed with wet river sand and maintained in winter under a layer of snow for 2-3 months). The seeds begin to germinate at a temperature of 5-6°C, the optimal germination temperature - 20°C. Crop care: eradication of weeds and annual early spring feeding with a mixture of mineral fertilizers. In one place, St. John's wort may be grown for 4-5 years or more. As medicinal raw materials are used stem tips with flowers, leaves, buds and partially immature fruits. Prepare St. John's wort in the flowering phase, until the appearance of immature fruits. At the blank cut foliated tops up to 25-30 cm long without rough base stems. It is not allowed to tear plants with roots, as it leads to a decrease in the quality of raw materials. At workpieces should leave some plants untouched for insemination. Raw material is immediately sent for drying, because it is easy to warm, and then dark during drying. Dry the St. John's wort grass in attics, under sheds or in rooms with good ventilation, decomposing it in a thin layer (5-7 cm) and periodically turning it over. seeds for planting flowers.