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Plantain Seeds

Plantain seeds grow into robust, herbaceous plants that many consider to be weeds, but we’d like to invite you to take another look at this beneficial herb. Plantain is an edible plant with high medicinal value that serves well in a survival garden. These hardy perennials adapt well to different climates, growing anywhere from full sun exposure to partial shade. They’ll grow in almost any soil conditions and can help break up compacted or rocky soil that nothing else will grow in. Growing plantain from seeds allows you to harness the plant’s natural healing properties and help improve your soil quality naturally.

Survival Garden Seeds offers high-quality plantain seeds for sale, perfect for gardeners seeking to cultivate these beneficial plants. Our non-GMO seeds ensure robust growth and a bountiful supply of leaves for culinary and medicinal uses.

Growing Plantain Seeds in Your Garden

  • Soothing, healing properties
  • Thrives in different soil conditions
  • Heirloom, non-GMO seeds
  • Perennial growth


Plantain herbs have been used for centuries in herbal medicine. They are prized for their anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, useful in healing wounds. These leaves are edible and can also be used in salads or as a cooked green. Native to Europe and parts of Asia, plantains have naturalized worldwide. They are resilient and adaptable. These plants are suitable for growing in almost any climate, thriving in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 12.


Plantain seeds can be sown directly into the garden, in spring or fall. They need light to germinate, so scatter them on the soil surface without burying them. Keep the soil moist to encourage germination, which will typically start within two weeks. Plantains are not particular about soil quality. They grow well in poor, rocky soil conditions, although they prefer a somewhat sunny location.


Once established, a plantain plant requires little upkeep. It is resistant to drought and can thrive with minimal watering. Regular moisture will promote better growth and lush leaves. Plantains spread quickly and will self-seed readily, so you should plant them somewhere that you can keep them contained. Harvest plantain leaves during the growing season whenever needed. Young tender leaves are best for culinary use, while older, tougher leaves can be used for herbal remedies.

Survival Garden Seeds encourages you to consider this adaptable plant for your homestead. Cultivate plantain herbs to benefit from their medicinal and nutritional qualities. Incorporating plantain into your garden adds diversity. It brings a useful and healing plant into your natural remedies and culinary repertoire.

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