Herbs

Herbs – All pkgs. are $3.50

HB0. Cilantro (aka Coriander) – 40 days.  50 seeds. The fresh leaves of this plant are common in spring salads as they add a distinctive, lemony crisp flavor and are a major ingredient in all Mexican and Indian dishes.  It is a readily self-seeding annual that requires numerous plantings to ensure fresh leaves throughout the growing season.  Seeds can easily be saved by collecting from mature plants.

HB1. Dill – 55 days common, (at least 100 seeds per pkg.).  As with Coriander, dill will readily self seed.  A good idea to let it do so in one patch, as early dill is less prone to aphid infection than that planted to be ready when the cucumbers are!!  Good flavor as dried greens also.

mammoth basil

HB2. Sweet Basil – (Occilium basilicum) – 30 seeds.  This variety of basil produces medium sized leaves, useful for sauces, drying or other culinary uses.  Good potency of flavor, grows well in most conditions.  Start early inside in sterilized soil mix and water from the bottom.

HB16.  Queen Anne’s Lace – 20 seeds per pkg.  Used in traditional medicines and sometimes found in wildflower mixes.  Umbel of small, scented white flowers.

HB17. Shepherd’s Purse – 50 seeds per pkg.  Considered a weed species, it can be eaten as a nutritious salad green.

HB18.  Chamomile – German – over 100 seeds. This variety is used extensively in herbal concoctions and teas.  Prolific self-seeder.

HB19.  Parsley – Forest Green.  100 days.  Start indoors for best plants, slow to start but worth the wait.  Bushy thick leaves like standard parsley. 20 seeds per pkg.

HB 22.  Buckwheat – used as a green manure to work into the soil prior to or after garden crops. Can also be eaten as a pot herb.  About 80 seeds.

HB 23.  Catnip – A perennial favorite of felines and also can be used in herbal teas.

 

HB 24.  Korean Mint – A good annual for teas, fresh bouquets or an interesting addition to the garden.  It grows about 16-18” tall, spreading to about 8” and produces mint like stalks with purple foliage and blooms towards the tops of the plant.  Striking.  It has a licorice type taste.

HB25.  Borage – The standby for many medicinal concoctions.  Leaves can be used young in salads for a cucumber fresh taste in the spring.  Seeds are used for an oil loaded with omegas.

HB26.  Parsley – Dark Green Italian.  60 days from transplants.  This parsley has large multi-lobed leaves.  Same parsley flavor.  Can be grown indoors.

ON10.  Chives –  50 days from seed.  Perennial after that. The common garden green onions, used fresh or dried.  Purple flowers produce next years seed stock.

HB27.  Thyme – 60 days.  These need to be started indoors early spring for planting out later in the spring.  We have English and German, please specify.

HB28.  Greek Oregano – Classic oregano for flavorings in soups and sauces.

HB29.  Savory – summer.  A must with bean dishes, and meats.  Grown and saved here in Alberta.

HB30. Stevia – the sweet taste of green herb used by Diabetics and those who want to enjoy life without sugar.

HB33. Spearmint – This is the only perennial mint that readily survives in Alberta.  It does spread so find a spot for it where you can allow it to multiply.  Use in teas and sauces.

HB34.  Evening Primrose  –  80 – 90 days. 50 seeds per pkg.  This plant is grown for the flowers; when eaten raw they provide essential omega fats required by the brain and nervous system.  Great in salads.  The seeds can also be ground for oil.

HB37.   Coriander – see Cilantro

HB38.  Mammoth leaf Basil –.  Very limited quantities ( 20 seeds).  This is one of the largest basils you will ever find.  Enormous rippled leaves, the size of large spinach leaves.  Great, aromatic basil flavor.

HB39.  Genovese Basil – 50 days from Transplants.  Start indoors in Mid March, and transplant outdoors after last frost.  Good sized leaves with strong basil flavor.

HB43.  Strawberry Blight – 50 days.  Not really a herb, but this plant is showy in the garden, and the red berries taste mildly like strawberries.  Can be used medicinally or as a pot herb.

HB47.  Lemon Balm – 45 days from transplants or 80 days from seed.  Large leaved and bushy, Lemon Balm is a great addition to the herb garden and makes a fine fresh summer tea.  Leaves can also be dried for use in the winter.

HB48.  Parsley – Hamburg Rooted.  70 days from transplants.  Start indoors like all parsley. This is the one grown for the large white roots with fresh parsley taste. Use in all  European dishes and stews.

Cel1.  Red Venture – 70 days from transplants.  As with Parsley, celery seeds can take a month to germinate so start indoors early in Feb.  This celery makes thin red stalks and strong celery flavored leaves.  The entire plant can be used and it does not take much to get a good flavoring in dishes.  Dries well also.

HB50.  Comfrey root – $10 each.  Available in the spring on demand.  Call or email for details.  Russian bocking #14 strain.

HB51.  Horseradish root – $2 each.  For fresh use or planting.  Strong like borcht.

8 thoughts on “Herbs”

      1. Okay, thank you. I’m in zone 6 in Ontario, when’s the best time to plant it? (That way I know when to place my order). Thanks again.

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