Days to Maturity: 150-180 to mature fruits; start indoors
Ashwaganda is an adaptogenic herb used for a wide range of medicinal purposes including reducing stress and anxiety, relieving depression, increasing vitality, treating various diseases, boosting immunity and more. Native to Africa and Asia, it grows as an evergreen shrub. In India, Ashwaganda is a common Ayurvedic medicine.
In the United States with our shorter growing seasons, Ashwaganda is grown as a summer annual and needs to be started indoors. It may also require a greenhouse. It loves full sun.
Planting Instructions: Start Ashwaganda seeds indoors, up to 10 weeks before last spring frost. Transplant into full sun (or greenhouse) after all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed a bit. Water sparingly in well-draining soil. Do not overwater.
Seed Saving Instructions: Collect Ashwaganda seeds from fully mature fruits (when the paper husk around the fruits start to dry up).
Approx 160 Ashwaganda seeds per packet