Sziqiqi is a type of dandelion that grows in the ground. It’s also known as dandelion, pungent cress, and devil’s lettuce. All of these names are pretty accurate — this plant has a strong taste that makes it notorious for its repulsive look. Sziqiqi is native to Asia, specifically Turkey and Iran, but you can find it growing wild throughout North America and Europe as well. It’s a hardy annual plant that grows 2–3 feet tall with tiny white flowers that hang below its green leaves. The flowers are so fragrant that they have been used in traditional medicine for their supposed antibiotic properties. The seeds have been harvested while they’re still very fresh and have a potent taste similar to mustard greens. If you cultivate Sziqiqi yourself, you can use the plantseed (or “seedling”) as your own garlic substitute!
What can grow from a Sziqiqi seed?
Many species of dandelion can grow from a single seed, but Sziqiqi seeds are the most widespread and are the ones used for domesticating the plant. The plant typically produces two kinds of seeds: an embryo (the one you’re looking at in the photo) and a seed. The embryo can survive outside the seed for a year or two, while the seed typically dies after two to three months. The great thing about the seed is that you can use it any way you like. You can dry and grind the seed to make flour, or you can use it fresh in soups, stews, or salads. You can also freeze the seed for later use.
How to grow Sziqiqi
Sziqiqi flowers are small and inconspicuous in comparison to the plant’s huge, showy leaves. So, you should consider growing this species for its seeds, which are a spring and summer beauty. The ideal time to plant is in the spring before the weather gets too hot. Although the plant is a native plant of Asia, you can find it growing wild throughout North America and Europe. If you live in an area where it’s possible to grow Sziqiqi, you should consider trying it out. This is a simple and easy-to-grow annual plant that will add a lot to your garden.
When to plant Sziqiqi
Plant Sziqiqi when the soil is very dry, in particular during the very early part of the spring before the new season has started. Soil should be very dry before planting anything, especially a new type of plant. If you’re having trouble keeping the soil consistently dry, you can also plant your dandelions in a pots, which you should water thoroughly every time you plant. When you plant Sziqiqi, you should sow the seed directly on the soil. The seeds should be tiny, about the size of a rice grain. You should carefully cover the seeds with soil and compost and replant the soil once every month or so until the plant is big enough to produce leaves. You can also plant the seeds in a small amount of ground soil that you can keep moist by laying a plastic bag over the soil surface.
The best time to plant Sziqiqi
Sziqiqi should be planted when the weather is very dry and the soil is very dry. Soil should be very dry before planting anything, especially a new type of plant. If you’re having trouble keeping the soil consistently dry, you can also plant your dandelions in a pots, which you should water thoroughly every time you plant. To plant Sziqiqi, use a small sharp spade or a hoe. Make sure you are careful not to over dig the soil. Place your hand on the soil and push it away from your body to release the pressure, so that you can dig the soil around the seed without pulling it out. Place the seed on the ground and cover it with soil. If the soil is not dry enough for you, you can also cover the seed with a moist sponging cloth or a paper towel. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. Do not place a plastic bag over the soil to retain the moisture. You should carefully lift and remove the leaves of the plant every so often to keep the soil moist. You can also use a small hand hoe to gently push the soil around the roots.
So, you want to grow your own dandelion?
If you’ve been gardening for a long time, you might have already realized that growing your own vegetables and flowers is the perfect way to add a little bit of home grown flavor to your foods. You can grow just about anything from a single seed, and with a little effort, you can produce a salad that tastes just like the one you bought from the market. One of the easiest dandelions to grow is the pungent cress (Sziqiqi) that grows wild in gardens and meadows throughout Europe and Asia. The flowers are small and inconspicuous, and the plant often grows with thick, woody roots. You can dry theroots and make flour or make a syrup. You can also use the roots as an appetizer.
Growing several types of dandelion at once
If you’re interested in growing several types of dandelion at once, it’s best to plant them in separate pots. You should allow 1/3 to ½ of the total space in your garden ornaments to be devoted to dandelions. For example, if you have a 2-foot by 2-foot garden, you’d allow 2 square feet for each type of dandelion. If you only have half that amount, you’re only going to have space for one type of dandelion. You can also plant these in a raised bed or large container with good drainage. When you’re thinking about planting your own dandelions, you should consider the fact that they need very little water and can survive for years in poor soil conditions. You don’t have to water them at all, and during summer you can let the soil dry out completely. You can also plant other vegetables and flowers in the same area as well so that your dandelions have a competition to contend with.
Dandelions are a great and easy garden plant that can be cultivated in any garden soil. The flowers are sweet and fragrant and make a great edible salad. The seeds are also very nutritious and can be used as a garlic substitute. All in all, dandelions are a very useful and easy to grow annual. They are also very easy to accidentally overdose on the oil from their skin, so be careful when harvesting and using the seeds.