Avg seeds/pkt 50
Bees and butterflies love the never-ending supply of 3/4-inch, vibrant-blue starflowers. Now popular in flower beds, this 24-inch annual herb has been a garden essential throughout history. Just a few plants tucked among the vegetables and throughout the berry patch will improve pollination rates and yields. The edible flowers are mildly sweet, used fresh as a garnish with cold food and drink,
or candied for pastry and cake decoration.
Once danger of frost has passed, sow seeds directly in average, well-drained soil, 1/2 inch deep and 4 inches apart. Borage seeds germinate in the dark. Water carefully to prevent them from rising to the surface. Plants emerge in 5 to 15 days.
When rosettes of young leaves are 3 inches across, thin to 12 inches apart. An occasional, very light application of low-nitrogen fertilizer or compost will help borage keep blooming even after the first frost.
This hardy annual will self-sow if the seeds are not collected or removed before they fall, but the resulting plants are easily managed.
Avg seeds/pkt 300 The famously fragrant leaves of Genovese basil are a Summer staple. Seeds are directly sown outdoors when soil temperatures are 65°F or warmer, but are easy to...
Avg seeds/pkt 500 Arugula, also known as Roquet, is a tasty micro-green for salads, and at a larger size, is often served sautéed with pasta or on pizza. Arugula’s distinct...
Avg seeds/pkt 410 Curly parsley is hands-down my most useful herb. It goes into just about everything and is the main ingredient in pesto with walnuts, and in tabouli salad....
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