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Herbs


Moss Curled Parsley

Moss Curled Parsley (C) is the more decorative and popular variety of parsley and is often used as a garnish.

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Splendid Parsley

A wide-leaf Italian parsley with good bolt resistance. Good recovery from harvest. Strong stems for bunching, and high yielding. From Wild Garden Seed.

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Dill

A wonderful and necessary self-seeding annual herb. Use the leaves fresh, dried, or frozen. Excellent in salads, dressings, dips, soups, pickles, and much more.

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Coriander/Cilantro

Fresh leaves are an essential ingredient in fresh salsa and are used in salads and Asian cooking. The seed is used in mixed pickling spice and it is one of the ingredients in curry powder.

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Chervil

Chervil has finely divided parsley-like leaves with a mild anise flavour. It is used commonly in French cooking in soups and in egg dishes. It goes to seed rapidly and therefore may self-seed and produce two crops in one year.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Lovage

Lovage is a perennial celery. The flavour is strong and the stalks are tough, but it is great for flavouring soups, stews, and cooking with beans.

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Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil (C) is an annual herb with large aromatic green leaves and white flowers. Use fresh leaves to make pesto. Basil is great paired with any tomato dish, chopped fine in salads or in salad dressing. To preserve basil’s fresh flavour, blend with some olive oil and freeze in ice cube trays. Pop them out of the ice cube trays once frozen and store in a bag in the freezer.

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Purple Basil

Purple Basil (C) is an annual herb with purple ruffled leaves and pink flowers. It is fragrant, tasty (with a hint of anise flavour), and ornamental. It also seems to be slower to bolt than the green basil. Use fresh leaves to make pesto. Basil is great paired with any tomato dish, chopped fine in salads or in salad dressing. To preserve basil’s fresh flavour, blend with some olive oil and freeze in ice cube trays. Pop them out of the ice cube trays once frozen and store in a container in the freezer.

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Holy Basil/Tulsi

Holy Basil is a sweetly fragrant, bushy perennial grown as an annual in cold climates. Purple or white flowers, sometimes purpllish-tinted foliage. Held sacred by Hindus and grown around temples. Leaves are used in salads and sometimes medicinally. It is also called tulsi and is used for tea.

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Summer Savory

Summer Savory tends to be a self-seeding annual. Direct seed in the garden or start as a bedding plant. Leaves are used in all bean dishes.

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Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano (C) is a perennial but not usually winter hardy in Saskatchewan. It has a strong aromatic flavour and is used in all pasta and tomato dishes. The plant can be overwintered in a pot in the house.

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Sage

Sage (C) is a perennial but not winter hardy in Saskatchewan. It has large rough-textured grey-green leaves. Used as a seasoning for meat, fowl, sausages, and especially turkey stuffing. The plant can be overwintered in a pot in the house.

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Thyme

Thyme (C) is a perennial but not winter hardy in Saskatchewan. It has tiny purplish flowers on an almost woody plant to about one foot. Used in stuffings and sauces, and with fish, meat, sausages, and beans. The plant can be overwintered in a pot in the house.

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Chives

Chives have round hollow green leaves with a mild onion flavour and are used in salads. The mauve flowers are also used as an edible garnish.

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Calendula – Mix

Calendula or Pot Marigold usually blooms in a mixture of yellow and orange shades. This selection also has some darker shades and contrasting centres. The flowers have been used for centuries in cooking (hence pot marigold), dying, and in skin ointments.

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Calendula – Flashback Mix

Flashback Mix has red or maroon backs on the petals. The upward facing side may be orange, apricot, peach, vanilla or yellow with sometimes several colours on one flower. The flowers close in the evening showing off the red backs.

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Chamomile – German

German Chamomile (C) is a 1’-2’ self seeding annual with finely divided leaves. The white inch wide daisies with yellow centres are sweet scented and used to make a relaxing tea.

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Spilanthes – Toothache Plant

Toothache plant is a sprawling plant growing about a foot tall with red and yellow petalless flowers. Leaves may be put in salads in small quantities and are often used to numb toothaches (by biting on some leaves or a flower).

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Arnica – Mountain Tobacco

Mountain Tobacco has large golden daisies in summer on 1’–2′ stalks growing out of a rosette of 8″ downy leaves. This plant from the Alps is traditionally used to treat sprains and bruises.

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Hyssop

Hyssop has many spikes of dark blue flowers, with the occasional white flowered plant, and is very attractive to bees. Traditionally valued as an antiviral and respiratory system medicinal plant.

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Lavender

Lavender has grey-green plants with lavender flowers and a delightful fragrance. Cold stratify and likes cool temperatures for germination. A perennial but not always winter hardy in our climate.

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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort is a compact 1’– 1½’ plant producing large numbers of single bright yellow flowers over a long season. Used medicinally for nervous disorders and healing painful joints and muscles. Does not always overwinter here.

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Valerian

Valerian has domed heads of delicate white to pink scented flowers on 3’—4′ plants. Likes full sun and moist soil. The highly aromatic roots are used to make a sedative. Valerian is a host for parasitic wasps that are helpful in the garden.

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