Growing jasmine plants produces fragrant flowers that can pleasantly scent your garden seating areas and add structure and height where your garden needs it, while jasmine's herbs have been said to have medicinal properties that calm the nerves, increase libido, get rid of intestinal worms and even help fight cancer.
Jasmine herbs are commonly used in herbal and black teas, and its oil is an important ingredient in many perfumes and cosmetic products.
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Jasmine plants can be grown from seed, but it’s often more effective to propagate by semi-ripe cuttings. Sow seeds indoors in pots filled with sieved garden compost or an organic nutrient-rich seed starting mix. Note that seeds may be slow to germinate. Transplant into larger pots and harden off plants when risk of frost has passed and transplant into your garden in early summer.
To start from semi-ripe cuttings, cut healthy stems between mid-summer and fall that are up to 6 inches long and not fully hard to the touch. Fill a pot with sieved garden compost and water lightly. Trim away lower leaves and cut the stem base just below a leaf node. Push stems into the compost and overwinter in a cold frame or on a sunny windowsill. Plant out in early summer.
If you plan to use your Jasmine flowers for making tea, Jasminums sambac or tisane are the best varieties.
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Jasmines are climbing plants and will need to be tied to structures or supports to shape their growth. They are usually grown as a vine, but with constant pruning they can be established as a shrub.
Tidy plants by light pruning throughout the growing season and prune in late spring just before growth begins to establish its shape.
Mulch with garden compost or farmyard manure in late fall to protect the plants roots over winter.
Using a good pair of sharp pruners, cut long jasmine stems that are flush with leaves and flowers. Jasmine can provide you with greenery and structure for sprays to feature more showy flowers like dahlias or chrysanthemums.
Jasmine tea is a refreshing, fragrant drink that is often credited with restorative powers. To make your own...
Prune jasmine branches that show signs of disease and destroy them.
WiltThe following pests and diseases have been known to affect the success of growing Jasmine Plants (see Organic Garden Pest Control for information about how to prevent and address pests and diseases)...
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