Our personal selection of Herb seeds, to go with your own grown vegetables and produce
Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilcum) ■☻
200 seeds of Genovese Sweet pr Pkt
100 seeds of Organic Red pr Pkt
‘Genovese type Basil’ Aprx 100 seeds
A new introduction that has taken the gardening world by storm in the USA winning a 2015 All-America Selections award. The dark green, glossy leaves are sweet and fragrant with a compact growth habit on plants only reaching 30cm tall and wide. The stems resist stretching and are reluctant to flower for a continuous crop late into the season.
Holy Basil or Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) Aprx 100eeds
Holy basil grows to about 1 m high, depending on growing conditions. Tulsi is a perennial in tropics but is best treated as a half-hardy annual here as UK light levels are insufficent during winter for it to keep growing. It has long purple flowers and smooth green foliage with a spicy fragrance.
‘Lime Basil’ Aprx 200 seeds
Similar to lemon Basil but with a distinctive spicy lime flavour, excellent for flavouring in cooking, eaten raw or to make a delicious cup of lime tea.
‘Red Leaved Basil' Aprx 100 seeds
Culantro, Mexican coriander or Thai parsley. Aprx 300 seeds
Eryngium foetidum known as Culantro or Mexican coriander or Thai parsley is widely used in seasoning and marinating in the Caribbean, in Peru's Amazon regions and extensively in Thailand, India, Vietnam, Laos, and other parts of Asia as a culinary herb. It dries well, retaining good colour and flavour, making it valuable in the dried herb industry. It is sometimes used as a substitute for cilantro (coriander in British English), but it has a much stronger taste.
Grows best in moist, shaded positions with good drainage. It can survive in poor soils, but it is best to feed frequently with high-nitrogen fertiliser to keep the leaves soft. Does not tolerate frost. Cut off the flower stalks frequently to ensure continuing production of new leaves. May be planted under glass in pots for the UK.
Origanum vulgare (Pot Marjoram) Aprx 750 seeds ■☻җ җ
Pudding Grass Aprx 500 seeds ■☻җ җ җ
Ajwain or Carom seeds Aprx 100 seeds ■☻
Germination -- Easy ■ Moderate ■ and Challenging ■
Backlog for Fresh Seed ♦ Flavour ♪
Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ
Needs Shady Position ☻ Sunny Position ☻ Water Loving ♥