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BASIL


Aroma Italian

Annual
Genovese type with the classic aroma and sweet flavor. Dark green glossy leaves are 3 inches long. Fusarium wilt resistant.

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BASIL


Cinnamon

Annual
Sweet cinnamon aroma. This basil can be used anywhere you use Italian basil where it lends a little bit different tone than the usual. Great in tea and desserts too.

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Eleonora Italian

Annual
This variety has some resistance to downy mildew so it will last longer into the late summer and fall. Same delicious sweet flavor as Genovese basil. Do not crowd and keep in full sun.

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Elidia Compact Italian

Annual
This is a more compact Genovese-type plant making it suitable for container growing. Slower to bolt too. Classic aroma and flavor. Intermediate resistance to fusarium wilt.

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Everleaf Compact Italian Basil

Annual
Productive, compact, and slow-bolting plant with downy mildew and fusarium resistance. 2-3" long, glossy and cupped leaves with classic Genovese basil aroma. This very compact plant, with short spaces between leaves and branches, produces high yields of leaves and leaf tips. Slower to flower than other varieties by up to 8 weeks.

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Greek Columnar Basil

Annual
A customer told me about this upright growing basil that almost never blossoms…which means you don’t have to keep cutting off blossoms to keep the plant producing leaves for all your pesto needs! Upright habit perfect for containers or borders. Grows 24-36 inches tall. Bring indoors in winter. Annual outside.

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Holy

Annual
Holy Basil, or Tulsi, is said to be particularly effective as an immune system regulator. Holy Basil is often used in Thai cooking and is very different from other basils, with a musky scent and accents of clove and mint. Makes delicious tea.

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BASIL FAVE


Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil

Annual
My favorite lemon basil because of its intense, sweet, tangy flavor and pungent lemon scent.

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BASIL FAVE


Nufar Italian

Annual
A new fusarium-resistant, large-leaf basil. Everyone knows how to use basil! This variety has extra large leaves on large plants. A little sweeter than Genovese. Great for pesto.

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Perpetuo Basil

Annual
The beauty and flavor of this basil will earn it a prominent place in your herb garden. Not only is it a superb culinary plant, but its light green and cream variegation makes it an eye-catching gem. The non-flowering plants grow up to 36 inches furnishing plenty of leaves for pesto. Bring indoors for winter. Annual outside.

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Red Rubin

Annual
Dark purple, Italian large-leaf type basil. High yields and great flavor. Leaves are 3 inches long and are a copper tinged purple color. Equally stunning on top of Caprese Salad as in a flower bed! Annual.

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Sweet Thai

Annual
Small green leaves and purple stems and flowers. Has a delicious anise-clove flavor. Used in eastern cooking and in sweet dishes.

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MINT


Applemint

Perennial
This mint can grow 2-3 feet tall and has slightly fuzzy, big, bright green leaves. The flavor is spearmint with a little fruitiness. Great in drinks, salads.

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Berries and Cream Mint

Perennial
I think this mint was named more for what it pairs well with rather than the actual flavor of the mint. Its slightly citrus-y taste goes well with berries and it also makes a refreshing iced tea or addition to lemonade. Like all mints, it can be invasive. Perennial.

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MINT FAVE


Chocolate Mint

Perennial
Not actually chocolate flavored, but has the strong peppermint flavor you associate with chocolate mints. Great for tea, desserts.

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Mojito Mint

Perennial
Everyone asks for this one and I’m finally going to be offering it! You can use any kind of spearmint to make a mojito, but this Cuban mojito mint is the authentic mint for making the famous drink. Pretty crinkled leaves on vigorous plants. Can be used for any other mint dish also. Perennial.

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Nepitella

Perennial
An Italian mint that is called the “mushroom herb.” Also delicious with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and eggplant.

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Peppermint

Perennial
This is the herb for teas and desserts. Some also like it in salads. Peppery menthol flavor is delicious!

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Spearmint

Perennial
This is the mint everyone calls “mint”. It is the mint usually used for cooking. Try it in taboulleh, meat dishes, salads, middle Eastern dishes. Ask for my mint salsa recipe! Also good in tea.

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MINT FAVE


Wild Mint

Perennial
There is only one kind of mint native to North America, and this is it. The leaves and stems are green and slightly hairy and the flavor is that of a mild, sweet peppermint. It flowers with white “balls” of flower clusters at the tops of the stems. Keep cutting back to keep it bearing well.

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MINT FAVE


Wrigley's Spearmint

Perennial
This is a sweeter mint with a pretty textured leaf. Needs more water in the middle of the summer than other mints. Delicious! Great for tea!

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Asian Chives

Perennial
Sometimes called garlic chives or flat leaf chives, these have a flat leaf and a robust onion-garlic flavor. Strong plants with abundant white flowers that are also edible.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Round Leaf Chives

Perennial
Leaves have the traditional round shape and mild onion flavor. Often called common chives. Edible flowers are abundant and are a pretty lavender color.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Cilantro

Annual
The classic Mexican herb used in salsas. Also popular in Asian cooking. Slow to bolt (blossom), but after it does, leaf production goes down. Will re-seed itself if you let some flowers go. Annual.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Dill

Annual
Dill is one of the most versatile and well-loved herbs. Easy to grow. Use in chicken and fish dishes, soups, salads, and of course, pickles. Use both leaves and seeds fresh and dried. Attracts butterfly larvae.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Lavender

Perennial with protection
Refreshing clean aroma that is calming to the nerves. Flowers are held above the plants on long stems. Gray-green foliage. Prefers well drained soil. Usually perennial. May need some protection.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Oregano, Greek

Perennial
The indispensable herb (along with basil) for Italian cooking. Fresh leaves have a peppery bite that is lost when dried. Use fresh or dried for pizza and pasta sauces.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Oregano, Sicilian

Perennial
Sicilian oregano is actually a cross between Greek oregano and sweet marjoram. It has the texture of oregano with more of the aroma and flavor of marjoram. I love it! Perennial in a mild winter with protection.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Parcel Cutting Celery

Annual

Looks like a cross between celery and curly parsley, but the taste is all celery. Easier to grow than celery in our climate. Can be cut and it will re-grow. Use fresh in salads, cooked in soups, stews, and vegetables. Freezes well.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Parsley, Curled Leaf

Annual
Similar in flavor to the flat leaf variety but with double and triple curled leaves. Very pretty for garnishes. Freezes well.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Parsley, Italian Flat Leaf

Annual
Parsley can be used just about everywhere! Salads, soups, vegetable dishes, potato salad, sauces, pesto….This flat leaf variety has that true Italian flavor and is popular with chefs. Annual.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Rosemary

Annual outside
Pine scented leaves are used in meat and vegetable dishes, and even desserts. Can be grown in pots indoors. Annual outdoors.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Sage

Perennial
Another staple of the herb garden. Beautiful dusty green leaves can be used fresh or dry in dressings, sauces, vegetable dishes, meats, and teas.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS


Tarragon

Perennial
The French variety of tarragon, this has a delicate anise flavor that goes well with chicken, fish, carrots, beets, and peas.

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OTHER COMMON HERBSFAVE


Thyme, French

Perennial
One of the most versatile herbs. It can be used in everything from soup to salad dressing to vegetables and meats. Try in herb butters, stir fries, and even tea.

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OTHER COMMON HERBS FAVE


Thyme, Lemon

Perennial
A variegated thyme with a true lemon scent and taste. Great in salad dressing, chicken and fish dishes, and shortbread cookies!

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ADVENTUROUS HERBS FAVE


Anise Hyssop

Usually Annual
Very aromatic with a sweet licorice-mint flavor. Leaves and flowers can be used fresh in salads, combined with fruits, and in Italian dishes in place of fennel. Also can be used fresh or dried in teas. Great for sore throats and coughs. Excellent bee and butterfly plant. Usually annual, but will re-seed.

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ADVENTUROUS HERBS


Borage

Annual
Large plants with thick, hairy leaves that taste like cucumber. Usually grown for its beautiful sky-blue flowers that also taste like cucumber and look so pretty in salads or used as a garnish. Excellent bee plant. Annual.

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ADVENTUROUS HERBS


Catnip

Usually Annual
Can be used fresh or dried as a treat for your cat or in tea for you! The grey-green leaves and white flowers can both be used. Tea has an earthy, green flavor and is calming. Excellent bee and butterfly plant.

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ADVENTUROUS HERBS


Lemon Balm

Perennial
Fresh leaves used in green salads and fruit salads. Fresh or dry leaves can be used in tea. Pretty crinkled dark green leaves.

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ADVENTUROUS HERBS FAVE


Lemon Verbena

Annual outside
The best lemon herb for desserts. Also great in tea and in Asian dishes in place of lemon grass. Grow this one in a pot and bring indoors in the winter. You’ll have it for years! Annual outside.

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ADVENTUROUS HERB FAVE


Lovage

Perennial
I love this herb for homemade soups! Use the young leaves sparingly for a rich celery-like flavor. Cut back after flowering to keep young stems coming. Perennial.

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