What would fine seasonal dining be without fresh, tasty and aromatic herbs?
Many culinary herbs also have medicinal qualities to them. In fact primitive humans used them medicinally long before adding them into our cuisine. Some may aid digestion, some relieve congestion. Whether you’re looking to flavor a fantastic meal or brew up your favorite calming tea or to ease a queasy tummy, have we got herbs for you.
We do not offer Dill or Cilantro starts, as they don’t transplant very well and tend to bolt quickly after transplanting. These do best when direct sown into a container or garden where there are to grow. Cilantro should be harvested as whole plants, roots and all and not cut, succession sowing every 2-3 weeks depending on how often you eat it will keep you in fresh herbs.
NEW VARIETIES FOR 2020
Basil, Prospera, Italian genovese type with downey mildew resistance, same great Italian basil flavor.
Lavender Hidcote Superior, this is a seed grown strain introduced by Jelitto Perennial Seeds in Germany. (better flowers on a more uniform and compact plant).
Basil, Dark Opal, very flavorful purple variety, excellent in salads or as purple pesto
Basil, Italian Genovese, Pospera, 24-30", part of the newest generation of basil bred for improved downy mildew resistance, flavor, and appearance, this classic Genovese type is very similar to Aroma 2, with 3" long glossy, dark green leaves and Fusarium resistance — and the added benefit of strong resistance to downy mildew.
Basil, Sweet, Greek, Miniature, excellent in containers, full basil flavor in a compact-petit plant
Basil, Sweet Thai, pleasing sweet anise flavor, is indispensable in asian cooking
Lavender, Hidcote Superior, zone 5, 13-16", It is generally considered to be an improved version of 'Hidcote' (better flowers on a more uniform and compact plant). deep purple-blue flowers in terminal spikes bloom in late spring/early summer with continued (sometimes intermittent) bloom often occurring throughout summer.
Par-Cel, Cutting Celery, wonderful, intense celery flavor without the stringy stems, excellent in soup, salad or on sandwiches, annual
Parsley, tall, Italian Flat Leaf, this is the best flavored of all parsley varieties, large productive plants, annual
Rosemary, zone 7, 18-24", t may be grown in light, slightly acidic, dry to medium well-drained soils in full sun. tolerates some light shade, but best performance is in full sun. established plants have good drought tolerance. performs poorly in heavy clay soils. Wet, poorly-drained soils are usually fatal.
Sage, Extrakta, zone 5, 18", Improved, high-yielding variety. high essential oil content of 1.5-2.0%. robust, uniform plant. also known as garden sage. edible flowers: use as garnish, or as an ingredient in rice, egg, or cheese dishes.
Thyme, German Winter, zone 5 perennial, nice satisfying flavor