Are there any books, websites or journals where one
can find information on germinating/growing plants?
In particular, I have Plantago ovata ("isabgol") seeds
but haven't been able to find much information on
when/how to sow the seeds. I've tried direct sowing
and in a small seedling tray at the start of Victorian
summer (in Australia), but haven't achieved any success.
I've germinated them, and got them up to 6" tall but they haven't done
well in my garden, under trees, on the north side of a hill.
P. ovata is a 119 to 130 day crop that responds well to cool, dry
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Just curious, why would you want to grow your own laxatives? I don't see
the advantage of home grow psyllium. I could see having a plum tree and
making your own prunes, prunes are tasty, but making your own Metamucil
seems like a waste of time. What am I missing? Does isabgol have some
The husk is just fibre, which does have a laxative effect, but
fibre also lowers cholesterol reabsorption.
I know people who eat psyllium husk regularly, and I'd like to try
eating the seed. It could also be useful as a thickener (eg. in soups).
But mostly I'm interested because it's an edible plant
which there is a small chance of growing - it'll be good
for biodiversity even if it doesn't produce much.
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