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Mint Family


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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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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Price(s): $3.00
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