How to Plant Babchi Seed

Overview

Psoralea, or babchi, has long been valued for its medicinal qualities. It's used as a natural remedy for several ailments, including certain skin disorders and infections, and as a tonic to increase energy. While native to parts of Asia and Africa, it can be grown almost anywhere with a warm growing season.

Step 1

Soak the seeds in a bowl of warm water for 24 hours to soften the hard outer shell. This will increase the germination rate of the seeds.

Step 2

Fill small pots with potting soil. Use one pot for each plant you intend to grow. Add water to the pots until the soil is thoroughly moist.

Step 3

Drop three seeds in the center of each pot. Press them ¼ inch deep into the soil. Fill in the holes lightly with more soil.

Step 4

Keep the pots in a sunny window, preferably one that faces south as they generally get more sun than other windows.

Step 5

Water the soil daily to ensure it stays moist. Babchi plants do not tolerate dry conditions.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Pots
  • Potting soil

References

  • Herbs 2000: Psoralea
  • Plants for A Future: Psoralea
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