Epazote flavor is pungent, with overtones of mint. Grind or crush fresh epazote leaves, use in small amounts to season beans, corn, fish, or enchiladas. Epazote can help prevent gas. Leaves can be dried. Annual plants reach 2-3 ft. tall, grows nicely in ground or containers. Packet is ¼ gram, about 1,250 seeds.
Growing Glossy Epazote Seeds
Plant Epazote Seeds: Sow seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil and barely cover. Kept at 70°F., germination is in 7-14 days. Can direct sow epazote seed into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost. Thin seedlings to 6 in. apart. Sow every 3 weeks to ensure a continuous harvest throughout the season.
Grow Epazote: For best flavor, plant epazote in full sun. Prefers average soil, will tolerate poor soil provided drainage is good. Small, green flowers attract beneficial insects. Remove flowers before seeds can form to prevent self-sowing. In mild winter areas epazote plants are perennial. Learn more about the culinary and medicinal uses of epazote.
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