Spice up your life with home grown herbs

 

Alexander - 92RW1A

Alexander - 92RW1A

Details  Grows over one metre in height. Known for its edible young shoots, leaf stalks, stems, roots, flowers and seeds. This frost tolerate plant was cultivated for many centuries and was widely grown by the Romans who introduced it into western and central Europe including the British Isles.
Botanical name  Smyrnium olusatrum
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Anise Hyssop - 164NS

Anise Hyssop - 164NS

Details  Anise hyssop is a hardy perennial growing to nearly a meter, it is an attractive and aromatic plant that is great for attracting bees.
Botanical name  Agastache foeniculum
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2020
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Only 6 in stock Add to Order
Catnip - 132RG78A

Catnip - 132RG78A

Details  A pet cat's best plant, care is needed though as cats have been known to damage even full sized plants.
Botanical name  terpenoid nepetalactone
Contains at least  100+
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Chervil - 67RW

Chervil - 67RW

Details  Chervil herb is like parsley, with a subtle flavor enhanced by a hint of anise, widely used in French dishes
Botanical name  Anthriscus cerefolium
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2020
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Chives - Garlic - 3RW24

Details  Both leaves, stalks and immature unopened flower buds can be used in salads or as flavouring
Botanical name  Allium tuberosum
Contains at least  50
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Chives - Standard  - 31RG

Chives - Standard - 31RG

Details  Perennial growing to 50cm. Grows in slowly spreading clumps. Plant has green, hollow, tubular leaves that have a mild onion flavour; used as a garnish, in sauces, dips, stews, casseroles, salads and soups. Can be grown in containers.
Botanical name  Allium schoenoprasum
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2021
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
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Coriander - 117NS32A

Coriander - 117NS32A

Details   
To maintain a good supply of fresh coriander sow seeds every few weeks from spring right though until the end of autumn. Coriander does not like soil that is too dry and too warm
 
Coriander can be used for digestion problems including upset stomach, loss of appetite, hernia, nausea, diarrhea, bowel spasms, and intestinal gas. It is also used to treat measles, hemorrhoids, toothaches, worms, and joint pain, as well as infections caused by bacteria and fungus.
Botanical name  Coriandrum sativum
Contains at least  50
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2020
Storage Info  Seed stored in freezer
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
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Corn Salad - 68RW27

Corn Salad - 68RW27

Details  Winter hardy, edible leaf vegetable with a characteristic nutty flavor, dark green color, and soft texture, popularly served as salad greens.
Botanical name  Valerianella locusta
Contains at least  50 seeds
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Out of stock
Curly Leaf Parsley - 88RW52

Curly Leaf Parsley - 88RW52

Details  Richard came across this strain in the garden of a long time gardener who used to let it self seed for over 30 years. What was notable was how thick and tightly curled the dark green leaves were.
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispum
Contains at least  40
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Dill - 217NS

Dill - 217NS

Details  Dill is a herb that’s used in many European and Asian cuisine. The leaves have a sweet grassy flavour but its the seeds that are more aromatic with a slightly more citrus flavour similar to that of caraway seeds.
Botanical name  Anethum graveolens
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Grower name  Nev and Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00
Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Edible Chrysanthemum - 90RG28

Details  All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour lends itself well to stir-fries.
Botanical name  Chrysanthemum coronarium
Contains at least  approx 30
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Epazote - 95RW29

Epazote - 95RW29

Details  Epazote, once cultivated on a large scale as a medicinal herb, is now grown in few herb gardens. A roadside weed in much of North America and central and southern Europe, its herbal uses are barely recognized today outside its native Mexico and South America.
Various native peoples in the American and Mexican West today drink epazote tea or eat the plant to facilitate childbirth and ease painful menstruation as well as to expel worms and relieve gastrointestinal disorders (some of which might be brought on by the worms). Epazote leaves can be poulticed on arthritic joints, athlete’s foot, and insect bites.
Botanical name  Dysphania ambrosioides
Contains at least  lots and lots
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Evening Primrose - 70NS

Evening Primrose - 70NS

Details  Native to North America, this herb is now commonly found in many temperate zones around the world. It thrives 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 biennis
Contains at least  50 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  Feb 2021
Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet  $4.00

Florence fennel - 86RW31

Details  Florence fennel is a cool-weather perennial grown as an annual for its swollen leaf bases or ‘bulbs’ and edible leaves. When using in salads, the flavour can be improved by slicing the bulb and putting it in a bowl of water and ice cubes in the fridge for an hour.
Botanical name  Foeniculum vulgare
Contains at least  40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
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Lavender - Avonview - 116SS

Lavender - Avonview - 116SS

Details  Avonview is a popular small growing lavender, perfect for rockeries or patio containers. It can make a good low hedge. Thrives in open sunny positions in well drained soil. Trim after flowering in spring/summer to keep compact and to encourage new growth.  Frost hardy to -5*

Propagation: Sow seeds in a tray of seed raising mix in a warm sunny location, should germinate in 14-21 days.

Botanical name  Lavandula stoechas
Contains at least  30
Grower name  Sarah Smith
Price per packet  $4.00
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Lovage - 165RG

Lovage - 165RG

Details  Lovage is a tall perennial plant that belongs to the same family as carrots, parsley, and dill. A very aromatic herb that's most often used for medicinal purposes. All parts of the plant can be used.
Botanical name  Levisticum officinale
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  2018
Storage Info  Has been frozen stored
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Matricaria chamomilla - 144RG88A

Details  Chamomilla has a branched, erect and smooth stem, which grows to a height of 15–60 cm The flowers bloom in early to midsummer, and have a strong, aromatic smell.
Botanical name  Asteraceae. M. chamomilla
Contains at least  40
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $4.00
Parsley - Italian or flat leaf - 72RW54

Parsley - Italian or flat leaf - 72RW54

Details  This seed was first harvested from wild plants that grow just above the high tide mark south of Kaikoura.
Botanical name  Petroselinum crispum
Contains at least  approx 50
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Saffron corms

Saffron corms

Details   
Date Of Seed Harvest  
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00  per 25 full size bulbs
Out of stock
Spilanthes - 71RW

Spilanthes - 71RW

Details  Spilanthes is also known as toothache plant, buzz buttons or electric daisy because of its antiseptic properties. Eating a fresh young flower head from this daisy is a truly amazing taste bud sensation. It makes your mouth tingle and has a sialagogic effect, which means it encourages salivary flow.
Given it is an annual native to the tropics care is needed against frost. Flowers from Dec through to winter.







Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
annual native to the tropics.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
annual native to the tropics.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Spilanthes Herb Care: How To Grow Spilanthes Toothache Plant https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/spilanthes/growing-spilanthes-plants.htm
Botanical name  Acmella oleracea
Contains at least  30
Date Of Seed Harvest  March 2022
Storage Info  Seed stock refreshed yearly
Grower name  Richard Watson
Price per packet  $4.00
Out of stock
St Mary's Thistle - 146RG

St Mary's Thistle - 146RG

Details  St Mary’s Thistle is a highly regarded liver protectant that also restores the liver’s ability to detoxify harmful substances. Can be grown as a decorative plant but can be regarded as a pest,
Botanical name  Silybum marianum
Contains at least  20
Date Of Seed Harvest  Jan 2022
Grower name  Rick Ginders
Price per packet  $5.00