Herb Seeds

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  • Herb Lemon Balm (Melissa)

    R24.00

    Melissa officinalis

    An amazing herb that we plant especially for our bees. What Catnip is to cats Lemon Balm is to bees! They just love the stuff. With its lemony flavour, it makes a lovely, refreshing tea and really enhances the flavour in a fruit salad.
    Companion plants: Most herbs, fruits and vegetables, winter and summer squash, Melons Tomatoes, Kale, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, Apples, Kiwi, Onions, Fennel, Basil, Rosemary and Sage

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Herb Lemon Basil

    R24.00

    Ocimum basilicum

    This is a favourite soup ingredient. To plan for great winter soups, leeks need to be planted in the spring  and early summer. A relatively long season crop, it will require a full summer of growing to give you a great winter harvest.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Herb Lemongrass

    R32.00

    Cymbopogon citratus

    Lemongrass is a tall, tropical and perennial grass. It has long, sharp-edged leaves. The leaves and stalks have a distinct, clean lemon-like smell because they contain the same essential oil present in lemon peel.
    Lemongrass is widely used – as a culinary and medicinal herb. Lemongrass oil is used as a pesticide and preservative.
    It grows in dense clumps in tropical or subtropical climates. Lemongrass is frost-sensitive and cannot tolerate cold. Bring it indoors if you live in a colder climate.
    Lemongrass can be cultivated by propagation or from seed. Propagation is easy. Simply divide the root clump and replant. The plants last three to four years and are harvested every three to five months.
    Cultivation from seed is a bit challenging. Plant seed in a seedling tray with a good quality germination mix. Providing low and constant heat from the bottom, is a good idea. Germination can take 14-20 days.
    Lemongrass grows well in pots or containers.
    The lemon-scented oils in lemongrass acts as a natural insect repellent and are therefore very resistant to pests.
    Lemongrass is, however, susceptible to Leaf Blight. The disease is characterized by a general browning, brown or rust coloured spots on the ends of the leaves, death of foliage, and falling of leaves:
    It is mostly caused by bacterial or fungal infestations and insufficient watering / fertilizing. Remove the infected leaves and spray with an anti-fungal spray suitable for use on edible plants.
    Companion Plants: Cilantro, basil, thyme, mint, lemon verbena, echinacea, marigolds.

    Approx. 50 seeds

     

  • Herb Lettuce Leaf Basil

    R24.00

    Ocimum basilicum

    This is a deliciously sweet, Italian variety basil with large frilly leaves. A lovely addition to any salad, poultry or fish dish. Looks similar to a mint leaf and has a mixture of a clove and mint taste yet it’s also mildly spiced and peppery.
    Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Herb Licorice Basil

    R24.00

    Ocimum basilicum

    Liquorice basil is a modern variant of Thai Basil, it’s also known as Anise Basil and has a very strong liquorice flavour that can be a bit overpowering if you are heavy-handed.
    Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Herb Lime Basil

    R24.00

    Ocimum basilicum

    This is an awesome basil. Think of a traditional basil flavour, and then add in a hint of sweet citrus. This will pair beautifully with poultry, fish and Asian cooking. Imagine the stunning dressings and stuffing that could be made using this lime infused basil.
    Companion plants: Tomato, peppers, oregano, asparagus, petunias, grapes.

    Appox. 100 seeds

  • Herb Lovage (The Maggi Herb)

    R24.00

    Levisticum officinale

    Ever wanted to get away from those flavouring and chemically infused stock cubes and powders? Lovage is well known for imparting a beautiful rich flavour to stews and soups. Once you have experienced the benefits of this astounding herb you will never go back to a standard stock cube.
    Companion plants: Most plants, but particularly peppers and all beans and peas.

    Approx. 50 seeds

  • Herb Marjoram

    R23.00

    (Origanum marjorana)

    Marjoram is the sister to Oregano and is indispensable in Mediterranean cooking. Cold sensitive, you will need to harvest your winter’s requirements before the first frost cuts it back. It has beautiful flowers which attract bees and other pollinators.
    Companion plants: Celery, Corn, Eggplant, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes

    Approx. 100 seeds

  • Herb Mexican Tarragon

    R22.00

    (Tagetes lucida)

    AKA Texas Tarragon, False tarragon, Mexican mint Marigold and Winter Tarragon to name a few. A drought tolerant variety that produces beautiful yellow marigold-like flowers. The leaves have an aniseed like flavour and scent and can be used as a substitute for French tarragon, however it has a much stronger taste. It can be used to make a delicious herb vinegar. Fill up a 2L glass bottle with as many leaves as possible and cover with wine vinegar. Leave to draw for 3 weeks.
    Companion plants: Most vegetables, but especially eggplant.

    Approx. 100 seeds