Growing Burdock

Organic Vegetable Gardening
Fact Sheet

Botanical name: Arctium lappa, Arctium minus



Planting time: FA
Seeds per ounce: 1,700
Ounces per square foot: 0.013
Minimum legal germination rate: 60%
Germination type: Short Germinating seeds



Burdock grows willingly in the wild without human aid. Burdock in your organic garden will have bigger, deeper roots, and more plant and seed to harvest. Burdock prefers full sun, but can tolerate partial shade.

Burdock is an edible root, native to Europe and Asia. In addition, the leaves and tender, young stems are edible as well. Roots can be eaten raw or cooked. Leaves and stems are cooked like spinach



In garden spacing (inches): 4
In flat spacing (inches): 1
Planting depth (inches): Cover seed with soil
Maximum number of plants per square foot: 13
Nutrient relationship: Light Feeder


Days to maturity: within 294 days
Harvesting period (days): 56-84
Minimum yields in pounds /square foot: 7


Diseases: Not bothered by disease.
Insect pests:
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Not bothered by pests


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