SALAD BURNET SEEDS
Salad burnet leaves add a nutty, cucumber flavor to salads, vinegars, cream cheese, cold drinks, and sandwiches. Leaves are deeply toothed; crimson flowers are thimble-shaped. Salad burnet plants grow to 12-inches tall, 12 or more inches wide. Grow in containers, or use to edge borders in the herb garden.
In China, salad burnet is known as "Di-yu", is used in dressing wounds. A winter hardy, evergreen perennial to zone 4, usually grown as a cool season annual in climates that are both hot and humid. Easy from seed. Packet is 1 gram, about 80-100 seeds.
How to Plant Salad Burnet Seeds
Sow salad burnet seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil, barely cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 60°F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant salad bunet seedlings into the garden after all danger of frost. Or, direct sow salad burnet seeds into prepared seed beds, one seed per inch. Thin seedlings to 12-18 inches apart.
Growing salad burnet: Full sun in mild climates, afternoon shade where it is hot. Tolerates drought, better appearance and production with regular water. Well-drained soil. Remove flowers, cut back plants regularly to insure a steady supply of fresh, tender leaves. Flowers attract butterflies.