Rue herbs can be started indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, we recommend using peat pots as your starter pots. Sow 2 to 3 seeds per pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. The seeds will require direct sunlight to germinate successfully, so having said that, do not bury the seeds with topsoil. Instead lightly press the seeds into place. Transplant into the garden, or direct sow when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Rue herbs thrive in an area that receives full sunlight for the majority of the day, with daytime temperatures at around 70F. Provide Rue with a poor, sandy soil that is also well draining. To improve drainage, we always recommend adding a light compost to any areas containing hard, compact soil. Water daily until plants are established, slowly reducing the moisture provided. Rue plants are somewhat drought tolerant.
Rue seeds tend to germinate within roughly 7 to 14 days after sowing. The plants can grow to a mature height of anywhere between 18 to 24 inches tall and can be spaced about 16 to 18 inches apart from one another. Rue herbs are grown as a medicinal herb, but can also act as a lovely ornamental as well. The plants produce attractive, blue-green leaves with small yellow flowers.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.
Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.
Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.
Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.
Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and to Canada.
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