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Terra Mater Gardens


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AKA: Pronounced 'wah-kah-tie', It is sometimes called Peruvian black mint.
Latin name: Tagetes minuta

Hours of sun: 8 to 12

Days to Germination: 7 to 14

Seed Depth: 1/4"

Plant Spacing: 18 to 24"

Frost tolerant: No

Days to maturity: 110

Grow Zones: 4 to 10

Life Cycle: Annual

Pollinator Attractant: Yes

Approx: 60 seeds

This herb is central to much Andean cooking and is the Peruvian cousin of the marigold. Huacatay has very aromatic leaves which are ground into a paste (usually with a mortar and pestle) that adds flavor and depth to many Peruvian Andean dishes.

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