Organic Perilla Selfie Seeds

Organic Perilla Selfie Seeds

  • Product Code: PERIL
  • Availability: In Stock

  • $5.00
  • Ex Tax: $5.00

These seeds were hand cultivated from a perilla plant we have in our garden. We let this plant self pollinate year after year. They are non-GMO and grown using Jobe's 4-4-4 Blend.

Below, we've included some essential care tips to help you nurture your perilla plants to their full potential.

Our Perilla Plant Care Tips:

1. Soil Type: Perilla thrives in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. A loamy soil rich in organic matter provides the perfect environment for healthy root development and overall growth.

2. Sunlight Requirements: Perilla prefers full sun to partial shade. Ensure your planting location receives at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and flavor development in the leaves.

3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but avoid waterlogging, as perilla is sensitive to overly wet conditions. Water the plants at the base, preferably in the morning, to allow excess moisture to evaporate during the day and reduce the risk of fungal issues.

4. Temperature and Climate: Perilla is relatively tolerant of temperature fluctuations, but it thrives best in moderate temperatures between 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C). Protect the plants from extreme heat or cold, as it may cause stress and affect overall growth.

5. Humidity: Perilla appreciates a moderate level of humidity, around 40% to 60%. Adequate spacing between plants allows for better air circulation, reducing humidity-related problems and potential fungal diseases.

6. Planting and Spacing: Sow the perilla seeds about 1/4 inch deep in the soil. Once the seedlings reach a height of 3 to 4 inches, thin them to about 12 to 18 inches apart, providing sufficient space for each plant to flourish.

7. Fertilization: Perilla generally does well with moderate fertilization. Applying a balanced organic fertilizer during the growing season will supply the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and abundant foliage.

8. Harvesting: Harvest perilla leaves once the plants have developed enough foliage to sustain growth. Gently pluck the leaves from the stem, starting from the top, as needed for culinary purposes. Regular harvesting encourages bushier growth and extends the plant's productive life.

9. Pests and Diseases: Perilla is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keep an eye out for common garden pests such as aphids and caterpillars. Use natural remedies like neem oil or insecticidal soap to control infestations.

10. Pruning: Regularly pinch or trim the tips of the plant to encourage branching and a fuller growth habit. This will also prevent the plant from bolting (going to seed) too quickly.

d with a sharp knife, leaving several inches of the stem attached to encourage side shoot development, which will provide additional smaller heads over time.

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