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Italian Large Leaf – Genova Strain’. Italian heirloom is stocky & grows to 14”. Commercial selection of Genovese basil with sweeter flavour & plant habit. Slower to bolt & leaves more uniform in colour.
100 seeds per packet.
Kapoor Tulsi SOLD OUT IN 2023 – 100 days. A superior strain of Tulsi with a robust growth habit & not so susceptible to insect damage. A beautiful plant with a compact growth habit & a gorgeous pungent sweet flavour. Native to India & used in Indian & Thai cuisine, it is spicier than other basils & quicker to go to seed ( which is great if you are a seed -saver), but still usable well into the fall, even when covered with purple flowers. Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a poultice on acne, ringworm, eczema & insect bites. Makes a tasty tea for it strengthens the immune system & increases oxygen uptake in the brain. Plants stand the cold more than other basils.
Pluto – RHS award winner for compact & small leaf basil variety is a real gem as a garden showpiece, or in a pot or container. It forms a perfect ball-shaped plant with spicy-sweet Greek basil flavour. Use as a convenient garnish or sprinkled over dishes, Height 6-8”.
Catnip – Nepeta cataria – Irresistable to cats. Beautiful European wildflower is a magnet for bees. Catnip grows readily in poor soil. Used for centuries by peasants to make tea before Chinese tea replaced it. Promotes a good night sleep & reduces fever & cold. 100 seeds per packet.
Garlic chives – Grows like regular chives but leaves are flat, blossoms are white & flavour has a garlic twist. Pollinator friendly. Hardy & easy to grow from seed. Perennial. 100 seeds per packet.
Polyvit – Early, high yielding, bunching chives with vigorous upright growth. 100 seeds per packet.
Genesis – 50-55 days. Superior variety for fresh leaf use. Slow to bolt even in hot weather. 100 seeds per packet.
Santo Extra slow-bolting type producing broad, fresh green leaves on strong stems. Great for bunching. 100 seeds per packet.
Bouquet – Early flowering compact plants 30-36” tall, produce large blooms, seed umbels & foliage on long stems, ideal for cut flower use & pickling. Edible seeds, flowers & greens flavour many foods & are a popular addition to sauces, salads, & soup.
Hera – Slow bolting market quality variety producing high yields of beautiful blue-green ferny foliage. 100 seeds per packet.
Elecampane Inula helenium – Open-pollinated. Also known as Horseheal, Wild Sunflower and Elf Dock. Large dramatic plant is an excellent lung tonic. Important to the ancient Greeks, said to have sprung from the tears of Helen of Troy, thus its botanical name. Mucilaginous root relaxes lungs and helps clear mucus, calms cough. Antibacterial and antifungal, also used for asthma, bronchitis, cough and flu, especially in children. Helpful for scabies, herpes and other skin disorders (an old name is Scabwort). Plant in heavy moist well-drained loam with generous helpings of compost. Dig root in mid fall. 5–8′ perennial with 2–3″ bright yellow rayed flowers, blooming May to August. Self-seeds. Zone 3. 50 seeds per packet.
Lovage – Levisticum officinalis. Commonly known as ‘Magi Plant’. Adds strong celery flavour to soup, beef & sauces. An essential for making flavourful stock. Slow germinating but hardy & long-lived for sunny locations. Perennial. 100 seeds per packet.
Green Pearl – Top German bunching variety, double curled, slow bolting. Hot & cold tolerance. Note: this is organically produced seed but not certified. 100 seeds per packet.
Laica Flat Leaf – High yielding variety with large dark green leaves & long strong stems. 100 seeds per packet.
Ceres – Valued as medicinal, culinary, aromatic & ornamental herb. Grows to 12”. Dries well & retains its colour & aroma. High content of essential oils. Spikey mauve flowers & grey-green velvety leaves.
Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) Known as the ‘forgotten herb’ as widely used as a culinary herb in salads 400 years ago. Use young leaves to add a fresh cucumber taste to salad mixes. The edible pink flowers & delicate foliage can be used as an ornamental garden herb or for flower arranging. Direct seed in spring or start in large plugs for best results.
Sorrel (Rumex acetosa) Fresh, lemon flavoured greens on a perennial plant. Pick the 20 cm leaves early in the spring and late in the fall. Use raw in salads and cooked in the classic French sorrel soup. Pollen provides food for beneficial insects when other food sources are scarce. Hardy to zone 4.
German Winter – Produces a strong aroma & dries well for culinary use. 50 seeds per packet.