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Tansy, cultivation

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Tansy, cultivation: advice on how to grow tansy from seeds or other seedlings.

Tansy, plant

Tansy, known by the scientific name of tanacetum vulgare, is a perennial herbaceous plant that is part of the Asteraceae family.

The generic name of the plant comes from the medieval Latin tanatiza, which in turn has its origins from the Greek term athanasia, whose meaning is: long lasting. This name was given to the plant, most likely for its resistance and for the lasting of its inflorescence.

The plant is identified by its bright yellow flowers, the sturdy stem that branches towards the top and the leaves placed alternately, are thin and slightly jagged.

The Tansy it is a very widespread plant, especially in Italy, where the geographical and weather conditions allow it to grow spontaneously throughout the territory. This grows mainly in uncultivated fields or in mountainous areas on grassy slopes, finally, it is possible to notice wild plants of tanacetum vulgare even on the banks of waterways or on roadsides.

Even if this develops spontaneously in the soil, today more and more people prefer to cultivate it and make it grow in an assisted way. Many opt for the cultivation direct to be able to enjoy beneficial properties of this plant, or of the ornamental ones. In fact, cultivating Tansy in the garden allows you to keep flies and insects away from the environment.

Tansy, cultivation

The cultivation of Tansy it can be marked both on limestone, siliceous soils with neutral PH and on dry and dry soils. Cultivating Tansy it is very simple, as it does not need special attention or care.

When you choose to grow the tanacetum vulgare, you will have to opt for a light ground in a very sunny place.

Tansy can be grown both with seeds and by grafting an already developed plant into the soil.

Tanaceno, cultivation starting from seeds

After treating the soil, creating a light composition, you can use the seeds of the plant for direct cultivation. To cultivate the plant with seeds, it will be necessary to spread them on the ground by broadcasting.

We recommend broadcast sowing at the edge of the garden, flower beds or vegetable garden. To ensure germination it is necessary to create the right humidity in the soil: just after sowing, sprinkle the soil.

In order not to move the seeds or cause them to be buried excessively, it is advisable not to overdo it with water or to use a simple shower sprinkler. In case of drought, watering must be repeated in the following days: lightly wet the soil in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun goes down. The cultivation of seeds must take place in the spring.

Where to find the seeds?
The seeds of tansy can be found in specialized agricultural consortia, to be collected from the flowers of the plant or by taking advantage of the online purchase. TO"This Amazon page"you will find several purchase proposals for sachets of seeds of tansy to cultivate.

Cultivate the Tansy starting from the plant

The direct cultivation of the Tansy plant is certainly easier. In this case just buy the potted plant. After purchasing it, you can remove the plant with all the roots from the jar and place it directly in the ground or in a larger pot. After planting it, it needs to be exposed to the sun and lightly irrigated with the shower watering can, always avoiding wetting the ground with a jet of water that is too strong and invasive.

Why cultivate tansy

As we mentioned at the beginning, Tansy is a herbaceous plant used both for decorative use and for the creation of specific natural remedies.

Planted in the garden or on the balcony of the house, the Tansy is able, thanks to its particular smell, to repel: flies, ants, parasites, fleas and mice.

The Tansy plant has several beneficial properties and is used for the preparation of particular decoctions. This plant used for internal use, allows you to create remedies with properties: carminative, stimulant, emmenagogic, exciting, anti-helminthic worming.

By creating creams for external use, this plant has healing and cleansing functions, allows you to cleanse and eliminate sores and relieve sore feet.

Finally, the plant can be dried and reduced to powder and used in front of ant burrows, or in places where you want to avoid the infiltration of insects and parasites.


Video: Growing Tansy Plants (May 2022).