Sesame: Grow This Survival Plant from Seed (Adapted Excerpt from ‘Grow Your Own Spices’)

Reader Contribution by Tasha Greer and Reluxe Ranch
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The following is an adapted excerpt from Grow Your Own Spices: Harvest homegrown ginger, turmeric, saffron, wasabi, vanilla, cardamom, and other incredible spices — no matter where you live! 

Sesame is often called a survival plant. It tolerates extreme heat, crowding, and poor soil. There are landraces adapted to monsoon conditions and yet other varieties adapted to drought conditions. Also, its fat and protein content plus utility as an oil, paste, and flour meal have also helped subsistence farmers since antiquity survive in harsh climates.

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