Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Culinary Herb Plants For Sale

Chocolate Mint – Mentha x piperita ‘Chocolate’. Type: Perennial. Height: 18 – 24 inches. Spacing: 18 – 24 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Blooms purple flowers in summer. Chocolate Mint smells and taste like an after dinner mint or a chocolate peppermint candy. Additional Uses: Add to iced or hot teas, bread recipes, desserts, coffee. To add extra flavor to coffee and hot chocolate. Chocolate Mint – Mentha x piperita ‘Chocolate’ will come in a 4-inch container and will be fully rooted. Click To Order.

Dill – Anethum graveolens. Type: Annual. Height: 18 – 36 inches. Space: 12 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Yellow blossoms in summer, seed heads can be harvested. The seeds can crushed and used in cooking. The leaves can be used fresh in potato, tuna, and chicken salads; fresh chicken and fish dishes. Additional Uses: Attracts butterflies and a larval food plant for butterflies. (Plant enough for you and the butterflies!). Dill – Anethum graveolens will come in a 4-inch container and will be fully rooted. Click To Order.

Ginger Mint – Mentha gracilis. Type: Perennial. Height: 24 – 36 inches. Spacing: 24 – 36 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Blooms lavender flowers in summer. Additional Uses: Leaves can be used fresh or dried in tea, sachets, and potpourri. Flowers attract butterflies. Ginger Mint – Mentha gracilis will come in a 4-inch container and will be fully rooted. Click To Order.

Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis Type: Perennial. Height: 2-3 feet. Spacing: 12-18” apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Additional Uses: All leaves have a distinct lemon flavor that can be used in potpourris, flavor hot and iced teas, and used as a substitute for lemon peel in cooking. Attracts Hummingbirds and Butterflies to the garden. Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis will come in a 4-inch container and will be fully rooted. Click To Order.

Lemon Basil – Ocimum basilicum citriodora. Type: Annual. Height: 18 – 30 inches. Spacing: 12 – 18 inches apart. Light Requirements: Full sun to partial shade. Blooms pink flowers in summer. Additional Uses: Leaves can be used fresh or dried in tomato dishes, pasta dishes, vegetables, and soups. A companion plant that repels aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms. Lemon Basil – Ocimum basilicum citriodora will come in a 4-inch container and will be fully rooted. Click To Order.



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