Used for anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, poor memory, and depression, especially in cases of excessive brooding and pent-up emotions. (Yuan zhi; Siberian milkwort) Like the North American senega, roots are excellent for coughs, particularly when there...
Used like lyreleaf sage for cancer and other conditions. Try it in low borders or flower beds next to green or grey plants. Tolerates partial shade well. Ht. 20-25cm/8-10”. (Cancerweed) Medicinal herb with impressive horticultural potential! Its rich...
Try throwing them in salads just for fun. Like spinach, the leaves can be eaten fresh or cooked. Best sown directly in the garden in spring. But the novel thing about this plant is that late in the season red, juicy strawberry or raspberry-like "berries"...
The completely white beets won't ever stain your clothes or your tablecloth! This heirloom beet from Holland has a delicious, sweet flavour. Hill up the soil around the beets as they grow to keep them from turning green.
Flower clusters can be steamed like broccoli or fried in egg batter with mozzarella cheese. Young leaves are mild spinach substitute: beneficial for those who must avoid the calcium-sequestering oxalic acid in spinach.
Butterflies are attracted to them. In historic English ballads “Sweet William” is a nickname meaning a young man in love, and the dianthus is just as irresistible to anyone who encounters its unassuming charm and sweet fragrance in the summertime...
A study has shown that the vapours given off by the foliage can protect stored grain from insect damage. Highly aromatic, with a pleasant mint-like scent. Has a history of medicinal and food use by Native Americans, especially for cough, colds, and pneumonia.
It is a cool season crop that does best in the early spring or in autumn, and can be sown successively for multiple crops. We now know that the leaves are very rich in vitamin C. The succulent heart-shaped leaves have a fresh water chestnut-like taste...
It is hardier than its American cousin, surviving in the far north, and throughout Europe and even parts of north Africa. Gaining a well-deserved reputation as a highly effective remedy for colds and flus.
Excellent for potplant production, reaching only 30-35cm (12-14”) high. ‘Medinette' is slow to bolt, especially in hot conditions, and because of this trait it is often preferred over Genovese varieties where the summers are hot or in hot greenhouses.
Fruits are used in Chinese medicine for fever, high blood pressure, insomnia, hepatitis and for sprains, swellings and bruises. (Cape jasmine; Zhi zi) Wonderfully scented white flowers used by the floral industry in arrangements and corsages.
In China and India the plant is commonly used to treat a wide range of infections such as gastrointestinal complaints, hepatitis, herpes, and throat infections. (Kalmegh) In Scandinavia this is the main herb used to fight the common cold, flu, and upper...
The root decoction was thought to have blood cleansing action. (Bugloss) A biennial, bringing beautiful clear purple-blue flowers to the garden in June and July. The plant is a biennial, preferring dry, sandy soil and full sun.
Water and watch your herbs grow. Each 10 cm disk is sized just right to conveniently plant in a 4 inch pot. For windowsill, patio and even herb garden planting, lay the disk on the surface of the moistened planting medium and cover lightly.
Aromatic leaves are used to season soups and stews, and like parsley they can be used as a garnish. No blanching required. Outstanding curled leaf variety from Holland that is both ornamental and delicious to use in the kitchen like parsley.
Tart fruits are commonly used in Indian curries, sauces, chutneys and beverages, and in Indian medicine for their carminative and laxative properties. Cooling tea made from leaves is useful for fevers, dysentery and morning sickness.
Caraway is a versatile culinary herb that is commonly used in breads – particularly rye bread, and also occasionally to flavor cheeses such as havarti. Caraway is also used to spice certain sweet-tasting liqueurs.
Average Seeds Per Packet: ~1/4 tsp
Botanical Name: Carum carvi
Biennial; Grows 18-24 Inches.: Yes
Sowing Method: Direct Sow, Caraway does not transplant well