Single Packet of 1,000 Seeds
This seed packet measures 3.25″ wide by 4.50" tall and includes a clear & colorful illustration on the front. It also includes detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side as well. All seeds sold by Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and are intended for the current and the following growing season. All seeds are produced from open pollinated plants, stored in a temperature controlled facility and are constantly moved out due to popularity.
Grow a garden filled with the heirloom herb Wormwood, from freshly harvested Artemisia absinthium seeds. Wormwood is an ancient heirloom that dates back to Egyptian times. Mainly used as a medicinal herb to rid the body of worms, Wormwood also serves to aid in digestion and to stimulate the digestive system as well. These plants also have insect repelling properties to keep moths away and to act as a natural pesticide. The plants themselves will reach a mature height of roughly 36 to 48 inches tall, and can spread a good 2 feet wide. The attractive plants can also act as an ornamental, displaying silver green leaves throughout the Spring and summer seasons.
Wormwood herbs are mainly categorized as a perennial herb. Perennials such as this will establish a deep root system, which it can use to maintain growth year after year. When the Winter season arrives, your plant life will begin to wilt on the surface, but the roots will remain alive and dormant until the following growing season.
Wormwood is a great herb to grow in the herb garden, but you will want to take caution when growing it around other medicinal and culinary herbs. These plants are known to release a chemical, known as "absinthin," which can be toxic to other plants in the garden. Many gardeners choose to grow wormwood herbs in large pots and containers, as to keep the plants from harming other herbs in the herb garden.
Sowing The Seed
Wormwood seeds are extremely tiny and are best established in a controlled environment, for transplanting later on. Having said this, the seeds can be started indoors, in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. Scatter the tiny seeds to the surface of the soil, lin groups of 3 to 5 per pot. Leave them uncovered, since they will require direct lighting to germinate properly. Transplant or direct sow outdoors when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.
Wormwood will thrive in an area of partial shade, with temperatures of at least 70F. The soil can be dry and poor, or fertile, just make sure that your sowing area is well drained. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas that contain hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily, with a mist setting, until germination occurs.
Germination & Growth
Wormwood seeds can take anywhere between 7 to 21 days to successfully germinate. The plants will reach a height of roughly 3 or 4 feet tall, and can spread a good 2 feet wide. They can be spaced about 18 to 24 inches apart from one another. Wormwood has a bush like growth habit, displaying thousands of silver, green leaves. To harvest, simply cut the upper green portions, leaving behind thicker, woody stems for regrowth to occur.
We promise to never knowingly carry or sell GMO based seed products. All seeds sold through Seed Needs are Non-GMO products and the vast majority seeds are produced from open pollinated plants. (A very low number of our seed products are F1 hybrids) Our seed stock is stored in a temperature controlled facility and our products are constantly moved out due to popularity. Each and every packet is intended for the current and the following growing season and will not be marked with an expiration date.
If you are to store your seeds for successful growth in the following year, we recommend placing the packets in an airtight ziplock bag. Place your seeds in a cool, dark and dry area of the home, such as a basement where they are kept at room temperature or below.
It is our goal to make you a happy customer! If you experience any problems with your seeds such as germination issues, we will replace or refund any seed product within 180 days of your purchase date. Please contact us directly for a resolution to any problems that you are having with our products.
Question: When should I sow these seeds?
Answer: This is something you must research for your specific region. We offer a ton of helpful articles in our Blog that explain in depth how to successfully grow the seeds within our shop. All of our product pages have useful information on sowing as well.
Question: What is the size of this packet?
Answer: Our traditional packages are 3.25" wide, by 4.50" tall. Some of our larger packages of Corn, Beans and Peas will be 4" wide by 4.675" tall, and our Wildflower packages containing bulk seeds are usually 4.50" wide by 6.45" inches tall.
Question: Are your seeds heirloom?
Answer: In short yes, a vast majority of the plant varieties we carry are heirloom. Heirlooms are varieties that have been passed down for generations.
Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: No, we promise to never knowingly carry or supply any GMO based seed products and steer clear of seed producers from major GMO companies, such as Monsanto.
Question: Are your seeds Organic?
Answer: No, at this time we do not sell organic seeds.
Question: How long will shipping take?
Answer: This can sometimes depend on the size of your order, however 95% of our orders will ship within 24 to 48 hours. All orders ship First Class by default and can take 2 - 5 business days to arrive. Orders placed on a Friday may not ship until the following Monday.
Question: What if my seeds don't grow?
Answer: If you experience any problems with our seed products, contact us within 180 days of your purchase date for a resolution.
Question: Do the packages have sowing instructions on them?
Answer: Yes, all of our seed packets have detailed sowing information on the reverse side as well as a QR code that leads to the original product page here on our website.
Question: Why is there no expiration date on your seed packages?
Answer: Our seeds are contained within a temperature controlled facility in airtight containers. When we ship our seed products to customers, we fill a small portion of packets that sell on a weekly basis. We do not print an expiration date on the packets since the large majority of seeds technically do not expire for long periods of time, IF they are stored in the proper conditions. If you plan to store or save your seeds for the following year, we suggest placing them in a ziplock bag, later storing them in a dark, cool and dry area of the home.
Question: Can I receive a catalog in the mail?
Answer: At this time, we are focused on remaining solely online. We do not send paper catalogs in an effort to save more trees, as well as keep our prices low.
Question: I did not receive an invoice for my order.
Answer: We do not send paper invoices with our orders since the invoice can be viewed online with your Seed Needs account. You will also receive an invoice / order confirmation through email.
Question: What is the difference between a hybrid variety and a GMO based seed product.
Answer: Hybrids are a NATURAL process of cross pollinating two species, thus producing a first generation hybrid (F1.) For example: Mixing a red, double blooming, single stem sunflower, with a yellow, multi branching sunflower might result in a orange-red, double blooming, multibranching plant.
GMO based seed products are a completely different and unatural process of gene splicing in a laboratory. The process entails the introduction of a separate biological kingdom, such as a bacteria, or a pesticide. This bacteria or pesticide is then eaten directly by the consumer when the crops reach maturity. (BAD NEWS)
Question: Can you ship these seeds overseas?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States and Canada.