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Herb Seeds - Coriander Calypso

Herb Coriander Calypso Seeds produce an essential and increasingly popular herb with good bolt resistance. Coriander Calypso is a cut n come again leaf; the plant can be cut back and allowed to re-grow at least 3 times through the summer due to its extremely low growing point. This is grown only for leaf, not seed.

Plant Type: Hardy Annual
Flowering Period: All Summer
Height: 20-25cm (8-10”)
Ideal for: Borders, Containers

Sowing: Sow seeds March to August. Sow seeds thinly, 1cm deep in drills 30cm (12”) apart in soil that has been raked to a fine tilth.

Growing: When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 23-30cm (9-12”) apart.

Aftercare: Harvest young leaves as required, picking only a few from each plant. Mature plants can be cut back for re-growth throughout the summer. Sowings made in late summer will carry on cropping into winter with cloche protection.

Quantity: 150 seeds

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Unwins Mediterranean Kitchen Garden Herb Kit

This Unwins Mediterranean Kitchen Garden Herb Kit contains all you need to grow wonderfully flavoured herbs all year round! Mediterranean herbs not only add beauty to a kitchen garden but are also wonderful for flavouring everything from meats, soups and stews to pizza and spaghetti. The wooden trough makes a lovely rustic addition to your windowsill and the seeds can be sown indoors at any time of the year. It would make a lovely gift and kids will have fun growing the herbs too!

The kit contains:

  • Wooden trough
  • Compost
  • Lemon Basil, Italian Parsley, Greek Oregano and Sweet Marjoram seeds

    Dimensions: 34 x 10 x 9cm high

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    Herb Seeds - Borage

    A beautiful upright herb with rough leaves covered with silvery hairs and most attractive celestial blue flowers. Beloved by bees, it has a cucumber like flavour. Chopped leaves make a healthy soup or young leaves can be dipped in batter and lightly fried until crisp.

    Finely cut leaves make a delicious sandwich filling. Grow it close to tomatoes to attract bees, which fertilise the tomato blooms, and anything else in the vegetable garden.

    Sow in spring, in drills 6mm deep. Thin out to 30cm apart when large enough to handle. Borage will grow in most soils but prefers well drained soil and full sun.

    Quantity: 100 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Parsley Laura

    Parsley Laura Seeds produce a flat-leaved parsley with a more intense flavour than some other varieties. Becoming increasingly popular in the kitchen, for growing on the windowsill and for a huge range of culinary uses, you really can’t go wrong with Parsley Laura!

    Type: Herb
    Cropping: All year round

    Sowing:
    Sow seeds April to July outdoors or August to March indoors in pots on the windowsill. Sow seeds 13mm deep in drills 30cm (12") apart in soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.
    Outdoor early sowings may take up to 28 days to germinate. For virtually all the year round cutting of fresh leaves, sow successionally monthly.

    Growing:
    When large enough to handle, thin out seedlings to 23cm (9") apart. Harvest leaves as and when required. Can also be sown under glass in 7.5cm (3") pots of free-draining, seed compost. Keep at 18-2C (64-68F) until after germination. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting out when risk of frost has passed.

    Aftercare:
    A few plants can be grown on a windowsill for regular picking of fresh leaves.

    Quantity: 750 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Parsley Plain Leaves

    This great variety, Parsley French Plain Leaves, is absolutely unsurpassed for flavour, is ideal in borders and large containers, and works well as a companion plant for tomatoes and roses, encouraging good growth.

    Grow in ordinary soil in sun or part shade, but for best results this plant prefers a rich moist soil. Soak seeds overnight before sowing and sow outdoors from spring to mid summer, 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart.

    Thin out to 23cm apart. To harvest, pick over all the plants regularly to encourage fresh growth.

    Quantity: 1000 seeds

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    Indoor Metal Herb Kit Tray

    This Indoor Metal Herb Kit Tray is great for growing your own herbs and features seeds for making thyme, rosemary and sage.

    Consisting of seeds and compost, this is a great set complete with a trio of aluminium containers that have a bundle of uses once you have enjoyed the herbs. The rosemary and sage both have strong distinctive flavours, while the thyme has an interesting aromatic scent that would go great with a whole host of dishes, recipes and ideas you can muster. Everyone knows that homemade food tastes that little bit better.

    Product specifications:
    Tray measures approximately: 36 x 10 cm
    Containers measure approximately: 10 x 10 cm

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    Taste of Italy Seeds - Basilico Classico

    Essential for authentic Italian cuisine, this sweet Basil Classico 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.

    Flowering period: July, August
    Sowing months: Feb-Apr
    Position: Full sun
    Height: 45cm
    Spread: 30cm

    Sow basil seed from February to June, or sow throughout the year for indoor cultivation out of season. Sow seed on the surface of free draining seed compost and cover with a light sprinkling of compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 15-25C or seal the container inside a polythene bag until after germination, which takes 14-21 days. Keep the compost slightly dry at all times, watering very lightly as seedlings emerge. When they are large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm pots and grow basil plants on in cooler conditions.

    When all risk of frost has passed, harden basil plants off before planting out in a sheltered sunny position in well drained, fertile sandy soil; or potting into patio containers, window boxes, or windowsill pots indoors. Water moderately taking care to avoid splashing the leaves. Harvest basil leaves regularly when required to promote fresh new growth and pinch out any flowers that appear to prolong the harvest period. Culinary note: Basil can be dried or frozen for using later on, or added to oils and vinegars for extra flavour.

    Quantity: 1 packet of 4000 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Chives

    This savoury garnish will add zest to any salad. This plant also makes itself useful when grown close to carrots. This herb is said to improve their growth and deter carrot fly.

    Prepare the ground well and rake to a fine tilth before sowing, Sow seeds in early spring outdoors 12mm deep in rows 30cm apart. They can also be started off under glass and planted out later. Germination usually takes 6-21 days at 18-21C.

    When large enough to handle thin out to 15cm apart and transplant in late spring to their final positions 30cm apart. These plants prefer ordinary well drained garden soil, sun or part shade.

    Quantity 1000 seeds

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    Herb Pot

    Cooking with freshly cut herbs seals in a freshness that can't be bought in any supermarket. This decorative ceramic pot will help you to create the perfect kitchen herb garden so you can take herbs straight from the pot to the pan! Contains basil, chives, coriander, oregano, chervil and parsley seeds so you can grow your own fresh herbs.
    12.5 x 12.5 x 12cm high (including saucer, which is attached)
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    Herb Seeds - Basil Christmas

    A wonderful new basil resulting from British breeding of Thai and Genovese crosses, Basil Christmas produces large glossy leaves. As the name hints, this basil does relate to that festive time of year – it has a unique fruity, mulled-wine aroma – which we associate with Christmas.

    A profusion of stunning purple flowers makes this a decorative plant perfect for the windowsill, in a flower border or in containers outside in the summer.

    Type: Herb

    Sowing:
    Sow February to June.
    Sow seed on the surface of good, free-draining, seed compost. Cover with a fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place in a propagator or sealed container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination which takes 14-21 days. Do not exclude light, as this helps germination. Keep compost on the dry side at all times, water lightly as seedlings emerge.

    Growing:
    Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3”) pots. Grow on in cooler conditions for 1-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 3cm (12”) apart.

    Quantity: 150 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Basil Sweet Green

    Tasting like a mixture of mint and cloves, this Basil compliments courgettes and is legendary in tomato and pasta dishes.

    Use fresh or dried in salads, casseroles and vinegars. This versatile herb can be used as an insect repellent and companion plant for tomatoes, reputed to improve the growth and flavour of tomatoes, and keep most insects and bugs off most of your vegetables.

    Sow these seeds from late winter to spring 1.5mm deep in good seed compost. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 21-24C.

    Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots. Later harden off and plant out 38cm apart into ordinary well drained soil in full sun when all risk of frost is past.

    Quantity 400 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Chervil

    The rich savoury taste blends well with fish or meat. The leaves can also be chopped and added to salads, stews and dressings.

    As a guide, the flavour is parsley-like with a hint of aniseed.
    A hardy annual, and winter hardy plant, the attractive herb is also suitable for flower borders – and produces foliage all year round.

    Grows well in well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.
    Plant height is 45cm.

    Sow May to August at 4-week intervals – sowing thinly – 12mm deep in drills 30cm apart.

    Growing instructions:
    Thin seedlings if necessary, when large enough to handle 15cm apart.
    Keep ground weed free, water well during dry periods.
    Harvest 6-8 weeks after sowing, selecting a few leaves from each plant.

    Quantity: 750 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Coriander

    A dual purpose annual herb grown for its seeds or fresh young leaves. The seeds are delicious in cakes and when crushed, add an orangey flavour to meat dishes. The young leaves are often called 'Cilantro' and are great finely chopped to give dishes a Latin touch. A decorative herb for the border, thanks to its finely cut foliage.

    Sow March to August, at 4 week intervals, 1cm deep in rows 30cm apart in ordinary garden soil which has been raked to a fine tilth. Thin out the seedlings to 13cm apart.

    These herbs prefer full sun and ordinary garden soil. Harvest the young green leaves sparingly once the seedlings are 15cm tall and for seed, pull off the seed heads when they become brown but don't leave them too long on the plant or they will disperse themselves. An excellent herb for slightly shaded areas. Grows to a height of 90cm.

    Quantity 150 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Cress Extra Curled

    These seeds are easy to grow, ideal for children, and grow well on a windowsill. Why not grow some in an empty eggshell with a face painted on the side. Your face will soon have hair! Sow at any time of the year by placing 4 layers of kitchen paper on a saucer and wetting it. Sprinkle the seed thinly over the paper and place the whole container inside a polythene bag and seal. Put in a warm, dark place. When the seedlings are 1cm (1/2in) high, bring into the light, a windowsill is ideal. Your cress will be ready in 10-12 days.

    Quantity 4000 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Dill

    An attractive borders plant with aromatic, ferny foliage. It has a flavour all of its own in both leaves and seeds and is excellent in sauces, salads, soups etc. The leaves are a good substitute for parsley, tarragon and mint in sauces.

    For a regular supply of fresh leaves sow the seeds from spring to summer at monthly intervals at a depth of 1cm and in rows 30cm apart in ordinary garden soil which has been raked to a fine tilth.

    This hardy annual prefers full sun and ordinary garden soil and the leaves are ready to be picked 6-8 weeks after sowing. For a crop of seeds sow in spring to give the plants time to develop.

    Quantity 750 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Garlic Chives

    Garlic chives, or Chinese chives, differ from ordinary chives in having flat leaves and a delicate mild garlic flavour. They can be used in salads and stews as well as fish, egg or meat dishes. The blossom buds are a Chinese delicacy and can be eaten raw or stir fried.

    This hardy perennial is easy to grow and ideal for pots or borders. Sow these seeds in spring in a good seed compost, just covering the seed with compost. Germination usually takes 14-21 days at 19-21C. Transplant the seedlings when large enough to handle, planting 4 seedlings in each 7.5cm pot.

    When well rooted move to a cold frame and plant out 20cm apart. Plant each potful so the soil level in the pot is about 5cm below the ground. For best results plant in a sunny spot in rich fertile, well drained soil.

    The following spring draw up the soil around the plants and a first cut can be made 3-4 weeks later.

    Quantity: 100 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Mint

    This herb is the ideal accompaniment to roast lamb, and is great with boiled new potatoes and peas. Mint has a piquant aroma and as such is disliked by much of the insect world, making it a good companion plant.

    This means that there is advantage to planting mint close to cabbages as it will repel the Cabbage White Butterfly. Sow these seeds from late winter to early summer in Seed Compost, but do not cover the seed with compost.

    Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 7-16 days at 21-24C. Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots. Later plant out 30cm apart into ordinary soil in part shade.

    Quantity: 1250 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Olde English Thyme

    An old favourite for stews stuffings, old English thyme stimulates the appetite and helps the digestion of fatty foods. Thyme also helps repel cabbage root fly and is therefore excellent for planting next to cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts.

    Sow these seeds from late winter to early summer 1.5mm deep in Seed Compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 18-24 days at 13-16C.

    Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots. Later plant out 23- 30cm apart into well drained soil in full sun.

    Quantity 500 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Oregano

    A herb with gloriously sweet smelling, aromatic foliage, Oregano can be used either fresh or dry for flavouring a variety of tasty dishes. Try sprinkling Oregano on lamb or pork before cooking – delicious. Did you know the flowers produced in summer and autumn can also be used for flavouring, once they have been gently dried.

    Oregano makes the ideal companion plant; plant oregano among broccoli to repel the cabbage butterfly.

    Plant Type: Hardy Perennial Herb
    Height: 30 - 45cm (12-18”)
    Flowers: Summer

    Sow: Sow seeds from late winter to early summer 1.5mm deep in good, free draining seed compost. Make sure it is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination, which usually takes 14-21 days at 16-18C (60-65F).

    Growing: Transplant seedlings when they are large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3”) pots. Later plant out 30cm (12”) apart into ordinary well drained soil in full sun.

    Aftercare: A little winter protection in the form of a layer of peat of leaf mould is helpful in cold areas.

    Quantity: 1500 seeds

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    Herb Seeds - Parsley Champion Moss Curled

    A superb strain with tightly curled rich green leaf, ideal for garnishes, soups, and stews. A fine windowsill pot plant which will supply fresh parsley on demand.

    Parsley will grow in ordinary soil in sun or part shade, but for best results prefers a rich moist soil. Soak the seeds overnight before sowing indoors from August to February or outdoors from April to July.

    Earliest sowings can be made in the warmth during late winter and planted out in early spring after hardening off. Outdoors, sow 1cm deep in drills 30cm apart.

    To harvest, pick over all the plants regularly to encourage fresh new growth.

    Quantity 1750 seeds

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