Ashwagandha Seeds (Withania somnifera)
Family: Nightshade (Solanacea)
Hardy to Zones 8 to 12 , otherwise grown as an annual, 200 days to maturity
Evergreen or herbaceous subshrub, Native to Africa, India, Middle East and Orient. Traditional usage (Ayurveda): energy and sexual tonic. Plant prefers full sun, fast-draining, alkaline (pH 7.5 to 8.0) soil and dryish conditions. Sweeten regular garden soil with ground limestone. Light dependent germinator. Sow in early spring indoors or in the greenhouse. Average germ time 15 days. Space 1 foot apart–grows 2 to 3 feet tall, producing eventually the lantern-like pods enclosing the pea-sized fruits, green at first and becoming bright red as the inflated calyx dries and becomes transparent. Pretty little winter cherries.
20 seeds per packet
Organic growing methods, NO GMO’s
Growing Tip Reference: Richard Cech