In order for cucumbers to crunch, be sure to put a few pieces of artemisia dracunculus!
When growing artemisia dracunculus should be aware that in the first year of life – it is quite tall, loose, often lying down the plant, which with age turns into a large, sprawling Bush.
To provide the family with spicy greens, it is enough to have 1-2 plants on a spicy bed, which are cut from the second year of life 3-4 times per vegetation at a height of 10-15 cm from the soil level. In one place can grow up to 10-15 years. The distance between plants 40-70 cm. Prefers fertile, clay, rather moist, but not too damp soil.
In the food use of young shoot tips of pleasantly aromatic and taste range (seasoning for salads, sauces, soups, okroshkas, meat, fish, vegetable dishes, in pickling and pickling a variety of vegetables).
With the medical purpose apply herb has anthelmintic, antiscorbutic, diuretic, secretolytic, capillary-strengthening, improving sleep and appetite action, normalizes the endocrine glands, used in the treatment of dropsy, obesity, toothache, etc.
If you have a dry area, then plant two other wormwood: artemisia taurica height 15-40 cm, artemisia balchanorum height up to 80 cm
It is enough to have 1-2 plants and plant them on a spicy bed, in the rockery, where they will support the silvery scale, harmoniously fitting into the stone landscape. The distance between plants is 40-60 cm. Both of them prefer dry soils, to fertility undemanding.
Dry twigs of artemisia balchanorum good to put in the wardrobe to scent clothes. Many people like artemisia balchanorum oil, which is used for headaches. For air aromatization in the apartment with elimination of an unpleasant smell of a pet apply branches of artemisia taurica. The aroma of the latter oil relieves irritability, improves sleep.