How to Grow Plantain | Guide to Growing Plantain

 
How to Grow Plantain | Guide to Growing Plantain  

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Native to Europe and tolerant of a wide range of conditions, Plantain has traditionally been used to relieve diarrhea, treat lung conditions, and similar conditions relating to excess bleeding and inflammation. Humble and hardy, Plantain is classified as a diuretic, alternative, astringent and vulnerary and is commonly used topically to assist with burns, cuts, scrapes, bites and other mild external injuries. A mainstay of traditional European Herbalism.

 
   
 

Perennial (zones 3-9)

7 - 14 days

2 years

adaptable to a wide range

Partial shade to full sun

Whole plant

12" apart

30 days+

Growing Guide
GROWING NOTES
Greater Plantain is low to the ground and will grow to a height of approximately 8-12" showing tiny white flowers.

 

Plantain prefers full sun to partial shade and will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, including rocks and sand.

MAINTAINING
Plantain is adaptable to a wide range of growing conditions and can be direct sown outdoors in mid-spring, or started indoors in early spring and transplanted out in late spring. Germination rates can be enhanced with a one week period of cold stratification prior to sowing.
 

 
   
     
   
 

Harvesting Guide
HARVESTING
Leaves can be collected at any time with a snip or by hand. If collecting roots, leverage out of the ground with a garden fork or spade when the surrounding soil has some moisture content and is easy to work. Seeds can be collected in late summer once plant has matured.

SAVING SEEDS

 
   
 
 

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