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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
Bee Mixture – (Organic)£3.50 Add to basket
Bee Mixture – (Organic)
A colourful mixture of Borage, Buckwheat, Calendula, Crimson Clover, Cornflower, Dill, Coriander and Phacelia.. The bees and other beneficial insects in your garden will love this mixture of flowering plants. The nectar will provide them with sugar they need for energy and the pollen contains protein and oils that bees collect to raise the brood.
We rejoice in this bee mixture particularly as it has a diverse range of flowering plants and makes our vegetable plot look beautiful and filled with colour. The edibles amongst the mix we use to jazz up our summer salads.
(Approximate seed count – 5 grams)£3.50
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
Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)£1.95 Add to basket
Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)
Bright orange, very hot and fruity, a variety that is productive and does better in cooler climates than most other chillies. Habanero Magnum rates between 200,000 and 325,000 SHU on the Scoville scale and is therefore on the hotter end of the spectrum. A fruity almost floral flavour can be tasted when the initial spice has faded. It is a great ingredient for hot sauces or when powdered. A way of controlling the heat when cooking with it is to make a couple of holes in the chilli and then add it to the sauce (or whatever it is your cooking) as a whole and remove after a certain amount of time determining the degree of fieriness.
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.95
Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)£1.98 Add to basket
Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)
A truly early and abundant hot chilli with good flavour. Plants grow to 60cm high and fruit heavily, with harvesting of typical green Jalapeños beginning in early August, and continuing through into autumn. We thinly slice and preserve ours eating them with Mexican dishes throughout the rest of the year.
Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA!
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.98
Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)£2.05 – £4.00 Select options
Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)
Crinkly yellow chilli with a hot lemony flavour with a wide range of culinary uses. One of our most popular chilli varieties with a bushy growth habit and lots of fruits ripening from green to yellow.
The variety is also called Aji Limon and originates from Peru where it’s used as a seasoning pepper. Rating 30,000-50,000 SHU (Scoville heat units) it is quite a spicy one ideal for making your own hot chilli sauce with an extra citrusy twist or add it to stir fries, tomato sauces or your scrambled eggs.
To get good germination temperatures of 28° – 30°C are recommended. Germination can be slow and take three weeks or more. As it is thought to be genetically slightly closer to its wild relatives, there is some apparent seed dormancy which can affect germination rates. We have included a higher number of seeds in the packets to ensure you get enough plants.£2.05 – £4.00
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