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Greater burdock Arctium lappa

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Exposure Greater burdockPosizione mezza ombra
Exposure of the medicinal plants. It is advisable to position this plant in a partially shady place, where it is exposed to direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.The Greater burdock should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero.

Fertilization Greater burdock
During this period of the year, our plants need a frequent fertilization, to guarantee a good quantity of nutritional substances, useful during the development of new vegetation. We can add a fertilizer rich in nitrogen to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days, or a granular slow release fertilizer, to add to the ground every 3-4 months.

Generalities Greater burdock
These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form. The Greater burdock have a one or two year development cycle. The Greater burdock is medium in size and 1,2 m in height; in the autumn it assumes a greenpink colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.

Watering Greater burdockTenere asciutto
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. We can use some medicinal plants in the kitchen, fresh; instead if we want to harvest them to use them dehydrated, let’s be sure about their balsamic period, meaning the period of the year in which every period has a higher quantity of active principles.

Treatments Greater burdock
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.

Soil Greater burdock
We recommend growing these medicinal plants in a soft and light, very well drained soil.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
3
0
2
0
0
1
continental
2
0
2
0
0
1
mediterranean
1
0
2
0
0
1

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Notes - Greater burdock

There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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