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Basil – Greek (Bush) (Organic)£2.00 Add to basket
Basil – Greek (Bush) (Organic)
Fantastic variety of basil with a bushy growth habit and small leaves. Greek basil (or ‘bush basil’) is a great addition to the plot, its bright green foliage makes it as ornamental as it is delicious. It works really well in containers and crops well over a long period. Can be used like other basils, in sauces, salads or as a garnish.
(Approximate seed count – 400)£2.00
Basil – Red (Organic)£2.30 – £3.70 Select options
Basil – Red (Organic)
Beautiful deep red purple foliage with similar taste and properties to common green basil. Red basil has both ornamental and culinary uses. We use it as garnish or to add colour to salads or made into pesto. It will look great in your garden, not to forget the amazing sweet scent of goodness when you walk past.£2.30 – £3.70
Basil – Sweet Genovese (Organic)£1.95 – £3.50 Select options
Basil – Sweet Genovese (Organic)
The classic basil variety, very productive, aromatic and perfect for all culinary uses, especially pesto. With large bright green leaves and a smell to die for this is an essential addition to the veg plot. We think you cannot grow too much basil, we use it in almost every meal throughout the summer months. Genovese makes the most superb pesto, aromatic without being overpowering and giving us a much needed taste of sunshine when stored or frozen and then eaten throughout the winter months.
A robust, trustworthy variety of ‘The King of Herbs’ with the perfect balance of aroma and subtlety. It is an essential companion to tomatoes.
(Approximate seed count – 500)£1.95 – £3.50
Basil – Lemon (Organic)£2.00 Add to basket
Basil – Lemon (Organic)
This unusual basil will enchant you with its wonderful lemony basil fragrance that is caused by a high content of citral and limonene. It has a milder taste than ordinary basil and can be used in cooking or to make a herbal tea. It also goes exceptionally well in sweet dishes adding a citrusy twist.
The plants have small, green leaves with slightly serrated edges. We just love having it growing in our polytunnel or garden and think it’s worth a try if you haven’t already.
(Approximate seed count – 350)£2.00
Basil – Thai (Organic)£2.00 – £3.70 Select options
Basil – Thai (Organic)
Irreplaceable, anise-flavoured variety used in Asian cooking on a compact plant that is equally as ornamental as it is culinary . Striking both in flavour and appearance, Thai basil has a more concentrated, spicy flavour than its more well known cousin with notes of anise and liquorice. It has smaller, narrow, pointed leaves with flowers and stems of a deep purple. It’s perfect for Thai green and red curries and stir fries and is resilient to longer cooking methods.£2.00 – £3.70
Borage ***NEW FOR 2022*** (Organic)£1.60 Add to basket
Borage ***NEW FOR 2022*** (Organic)
Adored by bees and humans alike, borage produces an abundance of delicate, edible blue flowers. No nature-friendly garden is complete without this wonderful annual flower. It is a prolific self-seeder so you may only need to sow it once to have it forever.
Try freezing the flowers into ice cubes for jazzing up your summer drinks.
(Approximate seed count – 60)£1.60
Calendula – Orange (Organic)£2.28 – £3.90 Select options
Calendula – Orange (Organic)
Also known as ‘Pot Marigold’. This is the classic calendula, producing abundant large orange blooms over a long season. We love calendula and would never go a season without it. It is really easy to grow and loved by humans and insects alike. There is something magical about finding bumblebees sleeping in calendula flowers early in the morning. The flowers are edible and make a great addition to salads. The petals have good medicinal properties and can be taken as an infusion in hot water or turned into a powerful tincture. Calendula’s medicinal actions include but are not limited to: anti-inflamatory, astringent, vulnery, and anti-microbial.
(Approximate seed count – 125)£2.28 – £3.90
Calendula – Traingle Flashback / Zeolights (Organic)£2.58 Add to basket
Calendula – Traingle Flashback / Zeolights (Organic)
A stunning version of the regular calendula with fully doubled blooms and of peach, gold and bronze petal colour. This calendula variety is a real treasure. Pastel shades of orange, pink and peach are tinged with yellow towards the petal base. The backs of the petals are maroon. A pure joy to look at. We were so excited to have found this strain of calendula, bred by Frank Morton from Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon, USA. The flowers don’t only look good in the garden or as cut flower, they are also edible and can be used for medicinal purposes, too. An abundance of beauty for your garden!
(Approximate seed count – 80)£2.58
Chard – Five colours (Organic)£2.90 – £4.20 Select options
Chard – Five colours (Organic)
A beautiful chard mix of red, pink, orange, yellow and white stalks with contrasting green and maroon leaves. Harvested as baby leaf in less than 6 weeks. Both the tender leaves and stalks are easy to fry, steam, blanch or add to an omelette. This variety of chard is less hardy and doesn’t handle frost as well, so best not relied on as your only winter green.
(Approximate seed count – 130)£2.90 – £4.20
Chard – Perpetual spinach/ Erbette (Organic)£2.30 – £4.40 Select options
Chard – Perpetual spinach/ Erbette (Organic)
A traditional Italian variety with narrow leaves and a pale midrib. Perpetual spinach or beet leaf is actually a part of the chard family. It tastes similar to spinach but is slightly earthier in flavour.
Hardy, easy to grow and bolt-resistant in its first season it makes a good replacement for true spinach where growing conditions are difficult.
A very versatile cut-and-come-again leaf that can be used for salad mixes, as a leafy green in pies, pastry and pizza or just steamed or blanched on the side of your meal.£2.30 – £4.40
Chard – Rhubarb (Organic)£2.30 Add to basket
Chard – Rhubarb (Organic)
A very striking variety of chard with dark green leaves and bright red stalks. This ornamental looking chard is worth just growing for its beauty! It can be used like any other chard or spinach.
(Approximate seed count – 200)£2.30
Chard – White (Organic)£2.30 Add to basket
Chard – White (Organic)
A classic variety with glossy dark green leaves and thick white stems. If you need a leafy vegetable that ‘just grows’ Swiss Chard is a garden essential. From two sowings, one in the Spring and one in the Autumn, you can have chard almost all year round. In Fred’s words “Chard is just always there, even if you don’t want it, it’s still there”.
This variety is robust, vigorous and very productive. You can use the stem and the leaf separately as they have different cooking qualities. Ronja’s favourite recipe is with the whole plant. Sauté onions in some oil with a bit of chilli and the Swiss chard, add some cooked white butter beans, serve with cheese on top – just delicious!
(Approximate seed count – 200)£2.30
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