|10 seeds 070089||£2.45||
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A wonderful spring and early summer herb for planting with tulips and harvesting – the flowers, young leaves and seedpods – to add aniseedy flavours to salads. It also makes a delicious herb tea.
|Common Name||Sweet Braken|
|Border Position||Back, Middle|
|Soil Type||Chalky, Fertile|
|Site||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|Moisture||Moist but Well-drained|
|Height||1.2m (3ft 11in)|
|Sowing, Seeds, Planting||Sow the seed directly in Autumn so they are exposed to the cold period of Winter. Can be sown indoors anytime of year although seeds will require 6 weeks in the fridge before sowing.|
|Care Tips||Prefers a fertile, moist , well-drained soil in light shade. Feed and water seedlings frequently. Remove flower spikes if your aim is to use the plant as a culinary herb.|
|Flowering||May - June|
|Storing||Seeds store well in an airtight container|
|Harvesting||Leaves can be picked in late winter and again in late summer. Dig up roots for drying in the autumn when the plant has died down.|
|Cooking Notes||Leaves can be used like spinach.|
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