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Growing Burdock, also Gobo (Japanese Burdock)

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Not recommended for growing in USA - Zone 5a regions

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 68°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 24 inches apart
  • Harvest in 17-18 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best grown in separate bed.

Your comments and tips

02 Dec 16, Lynette Steyn (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where can I find the burdock seeds or seedlings?
17 Nov 16, kevin george (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi I would like to find where i can get Burdoch plants, roots etc. I live in ST francis Bay thanks kevin
15 Nov 16, Kabelo (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
Where can I buy the burdock plant or seeds in South Africa
18 Oct 16, Colleen Windvogel (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
I live in Cape Town and would like to know where I can find burdock seeds please. Thank you
27 Sep 16, Andile (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Where do I find Burdock seedlings
24 Aug 16, Shahn (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
If you don't find any in Durban, I'm in Greenside, Johannesburg. I have seeds, and plants in 12cm pots.
27 Jul 17, Jean (South Africa - Summer rainfall climate)
Hi Shahn, Do you have any burdock seeds or plants available?
22 Aug 16, andisha (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I need to get burdock seedlings. WHere can I find them in the greater DUrban region.
14 May 16, Evokoder (South Africa - Humid sub-tropical climate)
Where can I buy burdock root in South Africa please?
03 May 16, hae kyung (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi, I live in Perth, I am a Korean and used to eat burdock root but haven't seen in here, Could you please tell me where can i get it in WA? Thanks
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I am living in Des Moines, Iowa. I would like to grow burdock plants but I do not know they could be coming back the next year whenever the cold winter over. Please, let me known. Thanks!

- Tai

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