Full sun/Light Shade. Drought tolerant.
Sow seeds 5mm-1cm deep in well cultivated, deep soil.
Seeds will sprout in 7-15 days, depending on conditions.
Thin or transplant to 20cm (8″) apart in rows 40-50cm (16-20″) apart.
Place 15cm long root in the soil in late winter/early spring, and cover with 2.5cm of Seed raising mix and water well.
Space them out at 80cm intervals.
Once the shoots appear, reduce them in number of two to three to encourage root growth.
Choose a pot 50cm wide & 70cm deep to encourage root growth.
Position in sunny or lightly shaded spot.
Fill pot with potting mix.
Follow seed-> seedling -> harvest guide.
When foliage dies down.
Harvest by digging up all roots carefully as the smallest piece will regrow.
For the leaves, harvest as needed, shortly after they emerge, before they become woody.
For the roots, harvest November through March.
The roots can also be lifted and stored for spring planting to keep the crop going from season to season.
Zone 1 - Cool
November , December
Zone 2 - Temperate
October , November
Zone 3 - Subtropical
April , September , October