Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album) seeds, organic

$2.45

Family: Goosefoot (Chenopodiaceae)

Annual, 50 days to harvest.

(White Goosefoot, Lambs Quarters)   Soft, slightly downy, mucilaginous leaves are used like spinach—high in protein, calcium, and vitamin A.  Dried herb good in soups.  Seeds also edible and nutritious.  Good bird feed.  Plant prefers full sun,  loose, nutrient-rich soil, and plenty of water.  Direct-seed in spring or summer. Sow generously–impermeable seedcoats cause spotty and ongoing germination.  Flowers green-white, 3 to 6 feet.

Packet contains 300 seeds
5 g contains ~6,750 seeds
10 g contains ~ 13,500 seeds
Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Question

    Michael

    I’m planning a wild edible garden for Spring. If I purchase these seeds now, will they be okay to hold on to until Spring or should I buy them closer to when I am going to actually plant them?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Michael, Lamb’s quarters seeds last a long time regardless of storage conditions. kind of the flip side of that is that the same inhibitors that make them long-lived also inhibit their germination. it might actually work better to plant them sooner than later and that might make them come up better in the spring. we haven’t made the new harvest yet. r

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    Sandra

    Hi,

    I just have a question about the Lambsquarter seeds, will they need any cold stratification to germinate? I’m trying to do an experiment with them and I would need them to germinate this year.

    Thank you!

    Sandra

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Sandra,
      I’m glad you brought that up. People think that seed of common weeds must be the easiest germinators, but often it is not so. I would do everything I could think of to brea the physical and chemical inhbitors that reside in the seed–scarify and stratify–in order to get reasonable results. Otherwise scatter and hope for the best-can take vernalization before germination. richo

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    • TJ

      Hi,
      I’m interested in growing this as food but am confined to containers at the moment. Will that work?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I suggest growing the red amaranth spinach instead–the nutritional profile is similar and the amaranth is significantly easier to germinate and keep small in a container. r

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    • Scot

      Just ran across someone on Etsy offering 10 g of Lambsquarter seed for $239.00 plus $3.95 shipping. Just want your opinion. I think it’s a ripoff.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      My opinion is that etsy is no place to buy seeds. I am sure some good ones are sold there, mind you, but you’re taking your chances–there is no accountability.

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