Herbs

Pak contains 4 plants-price $2.99/pak-For various reasons, some varieties may be N/A as listed..we also carry speciality herbs grown from cuttings(these do not come true from seed) which are offered in pots $3.99.

Herbs 2018
Price- Pak of 4 plants-$2.99/pak-For various reasons, some may be N/A- Herbs grow best in compost ammended soil other herbs will be available than those listed-Single Pots $1.99-3.99 all prices final at checkout
Common/Latin Cultivation Garden Use
Anise Sun/wd/Hr seeds used in baking, fresh chopped leaves good in salads,soups,stews, eases cough
Basil[several varieties] Wd/Hr/M genovese the best for pesto
Bay Laurel Full light not not hot sun…. must be kept in house…best used for bay leaf
Borage Officinalis Sun/wd/Hr chop leaves & flowers to salad & drinks/tea & honey & lemon.good companion plant for tomatoes, squash & strawberries
Calendula pot marigold Sun/wd/Hr flower petals give delicate flavor & strong color to salads
Cat Grass Sun/wd/Hr your cats will love you for this treat- pots sold for $1.89 each
Chamomile German pH6.7/Wd/S best for tea, the most prolific producer of flowers
Chamomile Roman pH6.7/Wd/S traditional ground cover in english gardens & pathways where it is cut like grass
Chervil Sun/wd/Hr used in soups & salads, can improve every dish in which parsley is used, great for garnish
Chives Regular & Garlic Sun/wd/Hr uses too numerous to mention
Clover Dragon's Blood Sun/wd/Hr Ht -5”. used to treat colds, fevers and coughs. Excellent ground cover
Cilantro-Coriander Sun/wd/Hr chinese parsley, grown for it's seed, add to soup, stews or exotic dishes
Curry plant Sun/wd/Hr brush against the plant for a curry fragrance, curry great in potato salad too
Dill Regular Sun/wd/Hr great in potato & other salads & of course pickles
Fennel,florence & Bronze Sun/wd/Hr bulb used in salads or cooked as a veggie, anise flavor
Feverfew Sun used as a herbal treatment to reduce fever and to treat headaches, arthritis and digestive problems,
Good King Henry rich in iron & Vita C. Eaten like Asparagus. Young tender leaves used like spinach
Lemon Balm Wd/pH7.0- attracts bees, bees used in tea to soothe nerves
Lemon Grass Sun A common ingredient in Thai and Vietnamese cooking, among other Asian cuisines, it has a lemon scent and tartness
Lovage Sun/wd/Hr leaves can be picked fresh for salads, celery flavor, add to soups for a fascinating flavor
Marjoram Sweet Sun/wd/Hr annual, used in many Italian & greek dishes, a must in every herb garden. Used interchangeably with oregano
Mint Banana Sun/wd/Hr small lilac coloured flowers in summer.Slow grower with smaller leaves than most mints.
Mint Berries & Cream Sun/wd/Hr A compact, perennial herb with mauve flowers in summer and deep-green leaves that smell and taste of berries and mint.
Mint Candy Lime Sun/wd/Hr a supberb lime flavour with great possibilities
Mint Chocolate Sun/wd/Hr Leaves of chocolate mint plants add versatility to drinks, desserts and garnishes.
Mint English Sun/wd/Hr versatile flavouring for the cook, and home remedies for everything from hiccups to upset stomach
Mint Hilary's Lemon Sun/wd/Hr The tangy mint and lemon scented leaves blend well with summer fruit salads, ...
Mint Jim's Fruit Sun/wd/Hr leaves deep green wih fruity aroma; a favourite huge robust mint
Mint Kentucky Colonel Sun/wd/Hr larger-leaved with extraordinary flavour.Said to be the official mint of Kentucky Derby, where mojitos are abundantly enjoyed
Mint Mojito Sun/wd/Hr very very popular for Mojito coctails
Mint Orange Sun/wd/Hr not only has a citrus aroma and flavor, but it is considerably spicier and stronger than most mints. It is used in teas and infusions.
Nepeta common Sun/wd/Hr Catnip, Excellent for tea
Nepeta Catnip Jr Walker Sun/wd/Hr low-growing,compact catmint packs a punch of lavender-blue flowers from late spring through summer;fragrant;non-seeding
Oregano greek pH6.7/Wd/S best known with tomato sauce, hot peppery flavor
Oregano Hot & Spicy pH6.7/Wd/S adds zest to meat & sauces, overpowering if used raw,
Oregano Italian Sun/wd/Hr Its taste is zesty and strong and is commonly used in Italian dishes.
Parsley Italian & Curled Sun/wd/Hr Italian(flat leaf) stronger flavor & most popular by chef's, curled more popular to decorate food
Peppermint Chocolate Sun/wd/Hr this mint has a strong minty aroma with a 'hint' of chocloate. Good for garnish as well
Peppermint ( cuttings] Sun/wd/Hr relaxes the digestion system causing belching,also for headaches, bowel,muscle & nerve conditions
Rosemary Foxtail Sun/wd/Hr Helps the digestion of rich starchy food-rich in culinary uses. Prevent dandruff & encourages new hair growth-not hardy
Rosemary off Arp Sun/wd/Hr this one survives -10 culinary, pot pourri, throw spring on the bar-b-que for extra aroma to meat etc. Soups, stew, sauces, pork
Rosemary off Barbecue Sun/wd/Hr makes an excellent potted plant. Valuable culinary uses...Not hardy
Rosemary off Blue Boy Sun/wd/Hr smallest of the rosemaries, among it's many uses is it is good for bonsai-not hardy
Rosemary off common Sun/wd/Hr The Rosemary has many culinary uses. Rosemary compliments pork, fish, lamb, poultry, wild game, mushrooms & potatoes
Rosemary off Gorizia Sun/wd/Hr upright(bonsai)- Spicy, ginger fragrance.Leaves are popular for seasoning meats, stews, and sauces. Not hardy
Rosemary off Hill Hardy Sun/wd/Hr a wonderful, cold tolerant aromatic herb. Also a flavorful culinary herb to keep near your kitchen
Rosemary off Huntington Carpet Sun/wd/Hr Good shrub for cascading in planters and over retaining walls, also used in cooking. Fragrant...not hardy
Rosemary off Pink Majorica Sun/wd/Hr upright- bright pink flowers. Prolific bloomer
Rosemary off Rex Sun/wd/Hr straight upright habit, medium/mild rosemary flavor. Large blue flowers when in bloom-not hardy
Rosemary off Santa Barbara Sun/wd/Hr trailing flowers are a very dense color of blue
Rosemary off Spice Island Sun/wd/Hr upright; a full bodies aroma & less camphor than others
Rosemary off Tuscan Blue Sun/wd/Hr upright & columnar. Flavor & aroma milder than others
Rosemary Sawyer Select Sun/wd/Hr generally erect, rounded, evergreen shrub with aromatic, needle-like, gray-green; easy to grow; tender
Sage Bergarten Sun/wd/Hr same flavor as common but with LOTS of leaves & no flowers-Use in sauces, stuffings , soups, salads, pork and sausage.
Sage Honey Melon Sun/wd/Hr smells just like honeydew melons! The fast-growing plants look like a small shrub by the end of the season.
Sage off Sun/wd/Hr creeping most common type for flavoring
Sage Royale Raspberry Sun/wd/Hr raspberry-red coloring in spring & summer
Sage Scarlet Pineapple Sun/wd/Hr reaches 4', has bright red flowers & smells like ripe pineapple, used to flavor teas, chopped add to chicken dishes,salads, jams & jellies
Sage Tri-color Sun/wd/Hr although this herb has the same uses as regular Sage the Tri-color is mainly ornamental..hardy
Salvia apiana [white sage] Sun/wd/Hr used for purification, leaves used for teas to cure colds
Savory [summer & winter] Sun/wd/Hr lemon for tea, summer savory the most popular for flavoring, winter is hardy & more flavorful
Spearmint[from cuttings] Ps best/Wd.M/Hr used in mint jelly, teas, more flavorful before it flowers-don't forget that mint can be kept under control in a pot
Stevia Sun/wd/Hr a sweetner from natural sources, V V SWEET
Sweet Cicely(myrrhis) Sun/wd/Hr Sweet Cicely-anise flavored, provides sweetness when cooked with fruit
Sweet Grass Sun/wd/Hr sweet grass infusions were used by plains indians for medicinal use but first used as spiritual medicine
Tarragon French Sun/wd/Hr essential in sauces,omlettes, marinated meats , so many uses, crush leaves & add to cheese sauce
Thyme Doone Valley Sun/wd/Hr perfect small leafed & very flat, great for walkways & easily to propogate
Thyme English Sun/wd/Hr although thyme's have different uses all are useful in cooking
Thyme Golden Lemon Sun/wd/Hr yellow edged
Thyme Lemon Sun/wd/Hr nice lemony flavor, great for fish etc
Thyme Orange Spice Sun/wd/Hr clear orange flavour lingers without the harsh after taste of other thymes. This has all manner of possibilities in the kitchen and in tea. dense GC
Thyme vulgaris Sun/wd/Hr most commonly used in cooking for tomato & other dishes
Verbena Lemon Sun/wd/Hr The Queen of lemon-scented herbs;many uses including oils & all lemon flavorings..cold protect
Helpful Hints: Planting an herb garden is not any different than any other kind of garden.Herbs generally require full sun and it might be necessary to protect your garden from drying winds with a fence or screen. Herbs aren't particular about the soil but as with most plants, do require good drainage with added compost or well rotted REAL manure. Consider building raised beds. Add definition with visual interest & paths. Curved paths add more interest & as a focal point at the end of a path add statuary, a sundial a nice bench or a water feature.DEER DO NOT LIKE MINT…PLANTING IN LAWN MAKES A NICE FRAGRANCE & DETERRENT

 

Helpful Hints: Planting an herb garden is not any different than any other kind of garden. Herbs generally require full sun and it might be necessary to protect your garden from drying winds with a fence or screen. Herbs aren't particular about the soil but as with most plants, do require good drainage with added compos or well rotted manure. Consider building raised beds. Add definition & visual interest with paths. Curved paths add more interest & as a focal point at the end of a path add statuary, a sundial or a nice bench.