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Indian Spinach Baselle

€2,65 EUR

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Basella rubra belongs to the family Basellaceae, and commonly known as malabar spinach, indian spinach, ceylon spinach and vine spinach. native to india. It was used to treat large number of human ailments. It has been found to be a good source of calcium, iron, vitamin A and vitamin C. In Ayurveda, the plant has shown immense potential in androgenic, antiulcer, antioxidant, cytotoxic, antibacterial activity, anti-inflammatory, central nervous system (CNS) depressant activity, nephroprotective and wound healing properties etc.  Versatile in the kitchen, and delicious to eat.

Scientific Name: Basella Rubra

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 20-28C

Germination time in days: 7-14 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 40-90 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich, fertile, moisture-retentive soils

Sowing and cultivation: Seed  sow  period  is  March  or  April  in  a warm  greenhouse.  The  seed  requires  a minimum temperature of 18 - 21°c in order to  germinate  it  germinates within  10  -  21 days  at  20°c,  pre-soaking  the  seed  for  24 hours  in  warm  water  shortens  the germination time. As soon as they are large enough  to  handle,  prick  the  seedlings  out into  individual pots  of  fairly rich  compost and  grow them  on  fast, planting  them  out after the last expected frosts.  Stem  cuttings:  These can  be  taken  in  the late summer, overwintered  in a  greenhouse and  then  be  planted  out  in  late  spring  or early summer