Marjoram Sweet

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Origanum marjorana Aprx 750 seeds җ
From Portugal Sweet Marjoram is actually a perennial but best grown as an annual. In a warm sheltered position it might be possible to over winter outside. Strong sweet aromatic flavour. with small grey leaves and white flowers up the stem. Seed can be sown directly outside in April or earlier under cover.

Mint Apple 'Mentha suaveolens'

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Egyptian or round leafed mint Aprx 500 seeds җ җ җ

Apple mint is a lovely, aromatic herb with many fantastic culinary, medicinal and decorative properties. Reaching about 2 feet at maturity, apple mint plants have woolly stems, fragrant serrated leaves and terminal spikes that bear white or light pink flowers beginning in late summer or early fall. Dried apple mint leaves are a delicious used for a warm tea but use fresh leaves for a fragrant dessert topping, or for salads and apple mint dressings.

Mint aquatica 'Mentha aquatica'

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Bog or Water mint Aprx 500 seeds җ җ җ

Watermint grows in boggy ground and waterways an important plant for erosion control. Growing around a pond adds fragrance in the summer with its pink to purple global florets. Watermint has thick dark green leaves tinged with purple, deeply veined and slightly hairy and best grown in containers to prevent it becoming invasive like all mints. Adds a zing to salads and flavour to cooking plus it has some medicinal propertes

Mint Pennyroyal

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Pudding Grass Aprx 500 seeds җ җ җ

This species of Mint is a native of most parts of Europe, one of its popular names is 'Pudding Grass,' formerly used in stuffings using pepper and honey. It is the smallest of the Mints with the flowers held in whorled clusters. Like most of its near relatives, Pennyroyal is highly aromatic, perhaps even more so than any other Mint. An infusion of the leaves, known as Pennyroyal Tea, is an old-fashioned remedy for colds and menstrual derangements.

Mint Peppermint

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Mentha piperita Aprox 500 seeds җ җ җ
This mint has dark green leaves sometimes with a touch of red. A slightly stronger mint flavour than the spearmint and the dried leaves and flowers of peppermint mint can be used in cosmetics and pot-pourris as well as flavouring salads etc.

Mint Spearmint

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Mentha spicata Aprx 500 seeds җ җ җ
Spearmint is a common mint used for flavouring peas and potatoes and to make a mint sauce, Also used in a tea, for desserts and iced drinks. This is the best mint for making mint tea and as a bonus the plant bears lovely blue flowers.

Oregano

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Origanum vulgare (Pot Marjoram) Aprx 750 seeds җ җ

Oregano is a semi hardy perennial growing to 50cm, with pink flowers and spade-shaped, olive-green leaves. It prefers a hot, relatively dry climate, but will do well in other environments. To cultivate, it should be sown in early spring under glass in heat, then planted out from May onwards in a fairly dry soil, with full sun. The plants should be spaced 12 inches apart or grown in pots on the patio. Needs some frost protection or perhaps best grown as an annual in the UK.

Parsley Champion Moss Curled

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Parsley Aprx 500 seeds  җ җ
A selected strain of Parsley with tightly curled dark green leaves used for garnishing. Parsley Champion Moss Curled can be grown on a windowsill or planted out alongside lettuce and other salad crops. To harvest keep up a regular picking routine which will encourage fresh new growth.

Parsley Plain Leaved

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Italian Plain Leaf Parsley Aprx 500 seeds  җ җ
A wonderful versatile herb, plain leaved parsley is the one used most on the continent. With a much more intense flavour than curled varieties it makes an excellent addition to salads and sauces to serve with fish. A must for the real cooking enthusiast,

Rosemary

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Rosmarinus officinalis Aprx 200 seeds җ җ
Rosemary is one of the best known herbs but they like a sheltered warm situation to replicate more Medirerranean climates. Alternatively grow in pots under glass or indoors.  The aromatic leaves as well as the blue flowers can be used to flavour roast lamb or vegetables. The leaves can be used fresh or dried.

Sage English

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Salvia officinalis or Broad Leaved Sage Aprx 100 seeds җ җ
English Sage is a grey-green leafed shrub with oval leaves and purple flowers. Height 1ft to 2ft.  This is a well known herb used extensively for seasoning. Sage should be lightly cut back after flowering to avoid leggy plants.

Tarragon Russian

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Artemisia dracunculus Aprx 250 seeds җ
This Russian Tarragon, unlike French Tarragon can be grown from seed. The leaves have a strong and sweet anise flavour and are used in salads and sauces for seasoning, especially popular for fish dishes. Sometimes used for flavouring vinegar. The plant is a perennial but will need protection from cold winters and can also be grown as a container plant.

Thyme Purple Creeping

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Herb Thyme Aprx 400 seeds җ җ җ
This variety of Thyme has a creeping habit forming matts of foliage about 10cm tall. With the attractive purple flowers this variety can be used for both ornamental and culinary applications.

Trachyspermum ammi

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Ajwain or Carom seeds Aprx 100 seeds

Trachyspermum ammi, commonly known as ajwain or carom is a plant from India, Pakistan and commonly used as a spice. The plant looks a bit like parsley but its the seeds that are harvested and often confused with lovage seed; even some dictionaries mistakenly state that carom seeds come from the lovage plant. The fresh seeds smell like thyme but are more aromatic and more pungent. In India it is believed to be a digestive aid. This plant is a tender annual and best sown in small pots under glass before planting out in a sheltered hot sunny position in June.

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Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

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Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ

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