The ideal location for the maid in the country
The undemanding maiden in the country thrives on almost all garden soils, provided that it is as sunny as possible. The sunnier and drier the location, the more beautiful and lush the flowering will ultimately be. A humus, moderately nutrient-rich and rather dry soil is ideal, and the plant also prefers warm summers. In rather humid and cool early summer, it can happen that the buds wither and the maiden in the green does not bloom.
- Jungfer im Grünen thrives in almost any location
- Jungfer im Grünen closely related to black cumin
- Jungfer im Grünen: Versatile seeds
Sow maiden in the country directly in the open air
The sowing of the maiden in the country is basically very simple:
- Sow the maiden in the countryside in March / April.
- Sowing is still possible between the beginning of May and the end of June.
- The sowing is carried out on carefully prepared and well loosened soil.
- The earth crumbs are crumbled as finely as possible.
- Spread the seeds broadly
- and press lightly.
- Sow on several dates with an interval of two to three weeks,
- because then you can enjoy the bloom longer.
- The seeds germinate within 10 to 20 days.
- Separate the seedlings at a distance of approx. 10 centimeters.
Sow in autumn
In addition, sowing is possible as early as September, with these specimens blooming particularly early. You can ensure a longer flowering period by re-sowing in spring. If self-sowing is not desired, the seed pods must be removed in good time.
Jungfer in the country doesn't need much maintenance
Otherwise, the maiden in the country does not need any further care, except for additional watering in the case of longer periods of drought. Fertilization or pruning is usually not necessary either. The first flowers appear eight to ten weeks after sowing.
The dried seed heads of the maiden in the green are wonderfully suitable for dry bouquets, for example in combination with wildflowers and grasses.