Spice up your life with home grown herbs
Epazote - Medbury GardensDetails An annual culinary herb traditionally used in Mexican quesadillas. Also known as Mexican tea and wormseed due to its anti helmintic properties. Tastes like a very strong tarragon. Seed available again Feb 2017
Botanical name Chenopodium ambrosioidesPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents 200 seeds
Evening Primrose - Nev& Sue SincleirDetails Native to North America, the herb is now commonly found in many temperate zones around the world, thriving in open dry areas, the roots can be eaten and oil can be extracted from the seeds which are rich in Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid. Omega-6 oils are one of the two "good" fats essential for health.
Evening-primrose oil is being studied as a supplement for those who don't get enough omega-6 fat from their diet and also is showing some promising results in reducing nerve damage caused by diabetes.Botanical name Oenothera biennisPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50 seeds
MeadowfoamDetails A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant. The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed. Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.Botanical name Limnanthes albaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40
Details This seed was first harvested from wild plants that grow just above the high tide mark south of Kaikoura.Botanical name Petroselinum crispumPrice per packet $3.00Packet contents approx 50