A selection by Steve Solomon of a very hardy, rich flavoured parsley for over wintering. Sow late summer or early autumn.
Dutch seed, grown by market gardeners. Tightly curled leaves. Very uniform colour. Has a strong upright habit. Perfect for fresh garnishes. Sow 5 mm deep, thin out to 15cm apart. keep soil moist until germination; 4 weeks. Sow in Spring and Summer. Ensure soil temp at least 16º C.
Very uniform, plain flat leaf. Dark green with strong flavour. Sow; 5 mm deep, thin out to 15cm apart. keep soil moist until germination; 4 weeks. Sow in Spring and Summer. Ensure soil temp at least 16º C.
Highly aromatic annual used in curry dishes for its spicy flavour. Cultivation; Sow Spring or early Autumn in 75mm containers in moist seed raising mix, or in the open ground. Cover seed with a thin layer of seed raising mix. Keep germinated seeds well watered. At second true leaf stage harden off gradually and then transplant into moist well fertilized herb beds.
Popular perennial, mild onion flavour that sets strongly with maturity. Cultivation; Sow Spring or early Autumn in 75mm containers in moist seed raising mix or in the open ground. Seedings are difficult to transplant from pots to ground. Keep germinated seeds well watered.
ocimum basilium untreated seed
A good strong selection of fresh salad and pesto basil. Sow in punnets in mid November when temperatures are about 20 degrees C during day and warm at night. Transplant into bed in a sheltered sunny spot. Use Complete Organic Fertiliser around the small plants and water in.
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