Sweetgale, Bog Myrtle Myrica gale
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Sweetgale, Bog Myrtle
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remove all wax from seed, wash in warm detergent water to completely get the wax off, rinse 3 times.
cold stratify for 90 days.
sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* Myrica gale is a species of flowering plant in the genus Myrica , native to northern and western Europe and parts of northern North America . It is a deciduous shrub growing to 1-2 m tall. Common names include Bog Myrtle and Sweet Gale . more...
* Foliage, deciduous, is fragrant when crushed, and has been used medicinally; tiny fruits; branches once used in England to flavor "gale beer"; native to wet peaty areas in cold northern regions around the world. more...
* The aromatic fruits and leaves are used either fresh or dried to flavour soups, stews etc. They are sometimes put in beer and ale to improve the flavour and increase foaming. The fruit is about 3mm in diameter with a single large seed. The dried leaves make a delicate and palatable tea. more...