10 OYSTER LEAF seeds (Mertensia...
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Oyster leaf or Mertensia maritima is a creeping and perennial plant of the family Boraginaceae.
It is a small, small herbaceous plant that grows in sandy soils.
Oyster leaf grows mainly along the French Atlantic coastline.
Its leaves are thick, bluish, the flowers are blue.
Oyster leaf seeds are brown or black drop-shaped, they resemble those of the coral vine.
Mertensia maritima is used in cooking in combination with fish dishes.
It can be eaten raw, cooked or preserved in vinegar like samphire.
Today, because of its success in gourmet cuisine, the oyster leaf plant is becoming increasingly rare in its original habitat.
Sowing oyster leaf seeds:
Start by laminating the seeds of Mertensia maritima naturally by leaving them in a wet sand pit outside, or artificially by putting them 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
Once the oyster leaf seeds is stratified, it must be sown in a box of substrate composed of fine horticultural compost and sand.
Finally, moisten the substrate with a small hand-held sprayer and leave the oyster culture in a place where the temperature will be between 15 and 20 ° C.
Germination of Mertensia maritima seeds usually takes 2 to 4 weeks.
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