Growing Nature’s Way in Silver Lake, NH

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Herbs

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GroupSubCropVarietyDescriptionAvailable In
BasilBasilGenoveseLarge-leaf type from the Genoa area of Italy, the pesto capital of the world. Ocimum basilicum 'Genovese'. Uses: Culinary/Beverage/Aromatic. 4" Pots
BasilBasilGreekEarly and adorable topiary-like plants with dark green miniature leaves. Captured our hearts with the cutest, most uniformly rounded habit of any mini basil. Small, sweet leaves excellent for garnishes and salad dressings. Ideal for containers! The scent and flavor is intense - like a nice genovese plus a pop of lemon and oregano.4" Pots
BasilBasilKapoor Tulsi (Sacred)Unique, spicy aroma with hints of coffee and chocolate. Compact but very full, attractive plants. Mild spicy aroma with hints of sweetness. Faster growing than green holy basil, and its purple flowers also make it a nice beneficial and/or ornamental. For teas, culinary, and medicinal use. Very good resistance to downy mildew. Also known as "Spice Basil".4" Pots
BasilBasilLemonNarrow leaf basil from Southeast Asia with delightfully strong aroma and lemony flavor. Delicious with fish and in salad dressings. Flowering stalks can be added to bouquets to lend a wonderful lemony fragrance. A smaller-leaf variety, reaching 15" tall. Specialty variety. Nice bouquet flower.4" Pots
BasilBasilPurple Dark OpalGlossy deep purple leaves striking enough to be ornamental! Delicious in vinegars or as a garnish for your favorite meals. Strong flavor well-suited to cooking. Beautiful pale purple flowers with deep purple leaves and stems—ideal for adding to bouquets. Average height is 8-10"4" Pots
BasilBasilSweetTraditional Italian favorite used fresh, in vinegars and as the main ingredient for pesto. This very popular and heavy-yielding variety produces large aromatic leaves that delight the taste buds as well as the nose. Leaves are deep green and slightly cupped. Average height is 10-12". Excellent for processing. Versatile. Garden or Containers.4" Pots
BasilBasilThaiSimilar to anise basil, but the flavour and fragrance is distinctively less licorice-like. This is the true strain used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. Essential fresh cut accompaniment to many Vietnamese dishes, including pho, a famous beef or chicken noodle soup. Addictive! 4" Pots
BorageBorageBorage'Borago officinalis. Open-pollinated. A great border for the vegetable garden where the dense plants smother weeds and attract bees. Bears many small flowers that open blue, turn purple and then pink and make colorful additions to salads. Enjoy the cooling properties of very young leaves on a hot day. Used in cough syrups or frozen in ice cubes to lend cucumber flavor to cold drinks. A nourishing tea for nursing mothers. Seeds a good source of GLAs. Bushy 2–3' annual likes sun, prefers moist well-drained soil, will self sow. Young plants are easy to move around. Survives light frosts.4" Pots
CilantroCilantro-Dense bunches of aromatic dark green leaves on long-standing, bolt-tolerant plants. Compared to Santo, Caribe has a slightly thinner stem, higher vigor and seed emergence and better bolt tolerance in the field. A great choice for greenhouse growers, or anyone who wants a long-standing cilantro. plantings in average well-drained soil and keep watered for lushest leaf production. 4-Packs
DillDillGreensleevesA compact, high yielding dill for leaf production. Slow to bolt; ideal for leaf production over a long harvest window. Excellent for market growers and planting in containers. Dark green leaves are aromatic and pleasingly sweet eaten fresh or dried. 4" Pots
LavenderLavenderHidcoteCompact habit, silver-gray foliage and deep purple flowers with sweet fragrance. Deer resistant perennial that can be used to border vegetable gardens, grown in containers, or in mass plantings. Likes well-drained soil.4 or 8" Pots
Lemon BalmLemon BalmLemon Balm - SOLD OUTStrongly aromatic herb with lemony fragrance and excellent medicinal and culinary qualities. Shiny green leaves on full plants up to 2’ tall. Harvest before flowering since leaf quality declines as flower stalks mature. To overwinter - plant in well drained sandy soil and mulch heavily for winter.4" Pots
Lemon GrassLemon GrassLemon GrassAn essential herb for Asian cuisine, the leaves and stems of lemongrass can be used fresh or dried to impart a distinct lemon flavor. Lemongrass also makes a wonderful ingredient for hot teas, and is attractive enough to grow simply as an ornamental in patio pots or in the sunny garden. This clump-forming perennial resembles an ornamental grass with its aromatic cane-like stems arising from a central base. The lemon-scented, linear, strap leaves reach 3 feet long, falling over at the tip. It is a honeybee magnet, and a useful addition to any garden friendly to butterflies, bees, and other wildlife.6" Pots
Lemon VerbenaLemon VerbenaLemon VerbenaLemon verbena is a perennial shrub hardy in zones 8 and higher. The long, glossy leaves contain essential oils with a clean, lemony scent, used in personal care products, potpourri, candles, and bouquets. Lemon verbena is also used as a culinary herb, to add a delicate lemon flavor and aroma to savory dishes and confectionaries.4" Pots
MarjoramMarjoramSweet MarjoramA mild, sweet relative of oregano excellent fresh or dried; essential for pizza sauce! Can be potted up in fall for fresh herbs all winter. Easy to dry, just harvest stems and hang in bundles. Leaves can be easily stripped off when dry.
4" Pots
MintMintChocolateChocolate mint leaves have a delightful minty chocolate flavor, much like the classic Girl Scout cookie. Stems tend to run rampantly over—and under—soil. In small garden spaces, it’s best to tuck chocolate mint into a pot to contain its wandering ways. Chocolate mint thrives alongside water gardens or in damp spots in the yard. Lushest growth occurs in moist soil in partial shade. Crush fresh leaves into water for a refreshing beverage, or add to tea or coffee. You can also dry leaves for flavoring desserts, like ice cream, meringues, quick breads, or cakes. Pick leaves frequently. Plants open lavender blooms in late summer. Tolerates light frost.4" Pots
MintMintJulepMint Julep is a mint plant that was named after the popular drink because of the smooth flavor of this variety of mint. For this reason, it would obviously be great in a Mint Julep drink and many cocktails. It would also be great for salads and desserts. Mint Julep leaves are bright and big. They look great used as a garnish or decoration. Just place a stem of mint in a glass or cocktail. These plants, are invasive, so keep them in containers.4" Pots
OreganoOreganoItalian(Hardy marjoram) (O. majorana x O. vulgare virens) Strong spicy flavour, similar to sweet marjoram. It is actually a hybrid of sweet marjoram and oregano and the mixed parentage makes it a wonderfully versatile herb in the kitchen. Use it like you would oregano -- or use it like marjoram! White flowers appear in summer. Ht. 8-24in.4" Pots
OreganoOreganoZaatarOriganum syriacum An oregano that carries a bit of zing, and is a necessary ingredient in the condiment za’atar. Mix with sumac, toasted sesame seeds, salt and sometimes a few other herbs to make the sprightly topping so essential to Middle Eastern cuisine. Bushy tender perennial, grown as an annual in colder climes. For most aromatic flavor, harvest before its small white flowers appear.4" Pots
ParsleyParsleyCurleyStandard early variety with rapid regrowth and excellent uniformity. The leaves are deeply cut and very tightly curled, resembling verdant forest moss. Curled-leaf parsley is a more subtle seasoning than Italian flat leaf and makes for an attractive, nutritious garnish. 10" tall.4" Pots
ParsleyParsleyFlatleafClassic flat leaf variety for use either fresh or dried for seasoning. Stems hold leaves upright for easy bunching. A very nutritious and tasty addition to meat and vegetable dishes, soups and salads. Excellent for freezing, drying and fresh eating.4" Pots
RosemaryRosemaryBarbeque - 1 Yr old plantsMake skewers for kebabs with sticks of rosemary! Produces nice long, straight branches that can be cut to skewer lengths to grill meats, veggies, and even fruits such as strawberries or pineapple. The savoury essence of rosemary comes through beautifully without overpowering the food. After one try you won’t want to go back to ordinary skewers again. Neat upright growth habit, reaching up to (6ft) high.8" Pots
RosemaryRosemarySpeedy‘Speedy’ Rosemary is exactly as the name implies…...speedy growth! A woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and light purple flowers. Fresh or dried leaves are used in traditional Italian cuisine and is fantastic in freshly baked breads.4" Pots
SageSageCommonWonderfully aromatic gray green leaves used in soups, meat dishes, gravies and stuffing. Sturdy, woody stems can be used as ornamental branches in floral wreaths. Beautiful lavender flowers in summer. Excellent fresh or dried4" Pots
SteviaSteviaCandyGrow your own sweetener! Close to 300 times sweeter than sugar, this herbal alternative can be used fresh or dried, as a powder or a liquid. A tender perennial that can winter outside in zones 9 - 11 or be brought inside in pots to keep for winter use in colder climates. Bushy plants with strong yields of dried leaves. Transplant outdoors in spring after low temperatures are above 45°F. 4" Pots
TarragonTarragonFrenchThe true tarragon, which does not propagate by seeds. Dark green, shiny leaves possess distinctive flavour. Grows to 90cm/36”. Requires light, well-drained soil in a sunny location. Artemisia dracunculus sativa.4 or 8" Pots
ThymeThymeEnglish(German thyme; Winter thyme) Most popular variety. Broad dark green leaves. Robust growth habit. Thymus vulgaris. Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic. Organiclly grown from non-organic plugs.4" Pots
ThymeThymeFrench(Summer thyme) Thymus vulgaris. Narrow leaves, distinctly greyer and sweeter than English. Preferred by the French. Needs some winter protection. Uses: Culinary/Medicinal/Aromatic.
4" Pots
Mint
Mint
Tarragon
Tarragon
Lavendar
Lavendar