When to Plant Mugwort Seeds
Direct sow in late winter/late spring or late summer/autumn.
Where to Plant Mugwort Seeds
Mugwort thrives in full sun in well-draining soil.
How to Plant Mugwort Seeds
While not required, Mugwort seeds can benefit from a special 1 to 2 week treatment called cold moist stratification prior to planting them. Learn more about the importance and process of cold moist stratification here.
Mugwort seeds require light to germinate, so be careful not to cover them when planting. Learn more about germination light requirements here.
Indoor sow by surface sowing the seeds in pots or trays and do not cover - just tamp into soil. Mugwort seeds need light to germinate. Water from beneath as not to wash away seeds and cover with plastic. Cold stratify seeds - Mugwort seeds need cold weather to break down germination inhibitors. Either place newly sown pots or flats in the refrigerator for 2 weeks or place them outside against a north wall and leave them there until the spring. Keep soil most. Transplant when seedlings are large enough to handle and plant them in their permanent locations in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frost. Water regularly until mature.
How to Harvest Mugwort
When in bloom, you can cut the top third section off your plant with clean cutters.