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Herbs


Herbs are very easy to grow and are essential ingredients for all types of cooking, as well as injecting life into a salad. Grow them on your windowsill or create a herb garden just outside your kitchen door, so that you can easily pick a few leaves to add to your meals.



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Lemon Balm - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Melissa officinalis, Bee Balm

A bushy herb that resembles mint in appearance, with an invigorating lemon scent when the leaves are crushed. The aromatic foliage can be used to make refreshing lemon balm tea or added to soups and oils for a tangy lemon flavour. Lemon balm flowers are particularly attractive to bees giving rise to its other name, bee balm. This hardy perennial herb has a vigorous habit which is best restricted by growing it in a container. Height: 50cm (20"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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How to grow herbs


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (250 lemon balm seeds)

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Wasabi Rocket

  • The windowsill wasabi!

We've brought a new distinctive taste to a salad favourite. Traditional rocket types offer a hot peppery flavour, our exclusive Wasabi Rocket adds a taste of Japan with the unique fiery flavour of the wasabi root in quick and easy to grow salad leaf form. A small wasabi root can cost upwards of £10, takes two years to reach maturity, and is very particular about the conditions in which it grows - it hates hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters.


Our Wasabi Rocket can be harvested as a baby leaf within weeks of sowing or left to mature into a full leaf alongside your cut and come again salad varieties - either way the flavour is just as distinctive. Sow every couple of weeks through the season, and grow on the windowsill through autumn and winter for a cheap year round supply.

Previously only available in select supermarket salad bags, be the first to grow this wonderful new salad addition in the UK before the top chefs get their hands on it. Add a kick to salads, sandwiches and sushi, or use it with any dish that requires horseradish or wasabi paste. You'll be amazed at how much flavour is packed into each leaf.
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    • 1 packet (500 wasabi seeds)

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    • £1.99

Thyme 'Orange Scented'

Thymus vulgaris

Lilac flowers and sweet blue grey leaves. More info
    • 1 packet (400 thyme seeds)

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Basil 'British Basil'

Ocimum basillicum, Common Basil, Sweet Basil

The best Basil for UK summers! British breeding has produced a new variety of this popular herb that's much more tolerant of cold weather, wind and light frosts. With a classic, aromatic flavour, Basil 'British Basil' is ideal for pasta sauces, salads and a wide range of culinary dishes. Grow Basil 'British Basil' in the vegetable plot or in patio containers by the back door for a delicious crop all summer and well into the autumn. Height and spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow herbs    How to grow Basil


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (150 basil seeds)

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    • £2.29

Basil 'Genovese' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Ocimum basilicum, Common Basil, Sweet Basil

Essential for authentic Italian cuisine, this sweet basil is one of the most popular varieties, with a strong scent and distinctive fresh flavour. Try growing Basil on the kitchen windowsill or in convenient containers outside the back door. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow herbs    How to grow Basil


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (300 basil seeds)

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Golden Feverfew

Tanacetum parthenium 'Aureum', Chrysanthemum parthenium, Pyrethrum parthenium

This hardy, semi evergreen medicinal herb bears attractive, lobed, golden foliage and pretty white daisy flowers throughout summer. The flowers of Golden Feverfew can be dried and added to pot pourri for an aromatic fragrance. With its bright golden foliage and compact habit, this short-lived perennial makes an attractive ornamental plant too. Height and Spread: 30cm (12").

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    • 1 packet (300 golden feverfew seeds)

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Mint

Mentha x piperita, Peppermint

The ideal accompaniment to roast lamb - homemade mint sauce is hard to beat! Add to boiled new potatoes and peas, make mint jelly or garnish summer drinks. Growing mint plants is so easy and this aromatic herb plant has a multitude of culinary uses. This vigorous perennial is best planted in a container to control its spread. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 100cm (39").

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How to grow herbs


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (1250 mint seeds)

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    • £2.29

Coriander 'Calypso'

Coriandrum sativum, Cilantro, Chinese Parsley

This British bred coriander has excellent bolting resistance and can be cut back and allowed to re-grow at least 3 times throughout the summer due to its extremely low growing point. This quick growing annual herb is best grown for its delicious foliage that can be added to salads, curries and soups. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 25cm (10").

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How to grow herbs


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (150 coriander seeds)

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    • £2.29

Thyme 'Old English' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds

Thymus vulgaris

One of the most useful kitchen herbs for stews, stuffings and bouquet garni. This aromatic, evergreen thyme will grow almost anywhere in containers, rock gardens, borders, and even cracks in paving. Ideal for creating low, matt forming groundcover that will attract bees to the tiny, pink blooms. Thyme is particularly useful in coastal areas where it copes well with winds and dry conditions. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 35cm (14").

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How to grow herbs

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    • 1 packet (300 thyme seeds)

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    • £0.99

Comfrey

Symphytum officinale

Comfrey leaves can be harvested several times a season and used as a compost activator to help breakdown other compost materials. This perennial herb is also used as a mulch, and makes superb liquid manure on tomato and potatoes plants. Height: 120 (47"). Spread: 150cm (59").

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How to grow herbs

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    • 1 packet (30 comfrey seeds)

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    • £2.99

Chives

Allium schoenoprasum

This perennial member of the onion family is undemanding and easy to grow, returning year after year, and attracting bees and butterflies to its pretty pink blooms. Chives are an essential addition to the herb garden. Their leaves and edible flowers make them indispensible for garnishing potato salad, soups and other savoury dishes. Chives are ideal for edging paths and borders and also make an excellent companion plant, deterring pests such as carrot root fly. Height: 40cm (16"). Spread: 30cm (12").

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How to grow herbs


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (1000 chive seeds)

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    • £2.29

Basil 'Sweet Green'

Ocimum basillicum

High notes of mint and clove make Basil 'Sweet Green' a refreshing alternative to traditional sweet basil. Large aromatic leaves are produced on neat bushy plants. Use Basil ‘Sweet Green’ to complement Mediterranean courgette and tomato dishes and an aromatic addition to salads and pasta dishes. It also makes a legendary pesto! Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 40cm (16").

Useful links:

How to grow herbs    How to grow Basil


Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

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    • 1 packet (400 basil seeds)

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    • £2.29