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Culinary Herbs

Culinary Herbs

Essential for any kitchen garden. We're constantly experimenting with new herb species, seeing which ones will thrive in our Atlantic Canada climate. Many culinary herbs are also helpful medicinals (food is medicine after all) and pollinator flowers (Tulsi, Lemon Bergamot and Anise Hyssop are especially good bee plants).
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    Allium fistulosum - Hardy perennial scallion. They overwinter happily for us outdoors, growing into dense clumps. Can be harvested spring through f...

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  • Lemon Bergamot

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    Monarda citriodora - (aka; Lemon Mint) Annual. The young leaves make a lovely tea. Tall tiered spikes of lavender-pink are incredibly aromatic and ...

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  • Cilantro

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    A must for any herb garden. Easy to grow annual, grown for both the leaves and seeds. Succession sow for an endless supply! Let some plants flower ...

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  • Tulsi

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    Ocimum tenuiflorum - Also known as Holy Basil. The aromatic leaves make wonderful herbal teas. Leaves are used either fresh from the garden or drie...

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  • Yellow Mustard

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    Sinapis alba - Grow your own mustard! This is the kind for condiments and pickling. Very easy to grow in our climate; sow in early spring, for earl...

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  • Mountain Mint

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    Pycnanthemum pilosum - Bushy perennial, with branching stalks that reach about 3’ tall. White flowers and slender, strongly scented leaves. Use the...

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  • Sweet Basil

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    The classic basil for pesto, pasta sauce and all sorts of cooking. Vigourous plants, with relatively smooth green leaves. Keep the flowers pinched ...

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  • Thai Basil

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    Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflora - A strongly flavoured and fragrant variety of basil, with spicy anise and mint notes. Very versatile in cooking,...

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  • Lemon Balm

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    Melissa officinalis - Beloved and almost carefree perennial member of the mint family, which has been cultivated since before Roman times in Europe...

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  • Anise Hyssop

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    Agastache foeniculum - Hardy perennial herb, with delicious licorice-y leaves. Great in teas, or just nibbled in the garden. Vibrant purple flower ...

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  • Bouquet Dill

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    Compact plants, about 36" tall. An excellent dill grown primarily for leaf production. Also produces large seed heads in late summer, just in time ...

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  • Summer Savoury

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    Satureja hortensis - A traditional favourite here in the Maritimes. It’s so fast and easy growing in our sometimes challenging climate, it’s easy t...

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  • Epazote

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    Dysphania ambrosioides - This distinctive herb is popular in Mexican and Central American cuisine. Fresh or dried leaves can be added to flavour so...

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  • Chives

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    Allium schoenoprasum - A must have for any herb garden. Chives are carefree perennials, once established they need very little attention. Cut the l...

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  • English Thyme

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    Thymus vulgaris - Short spreading plants, with upright stems reaching about 12" high. Use either fresh or dried to flavour cooking. Not only a culi...

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  • Korean Licorice Mint

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    Agastache rugosa - Sweet, deep-green leaves make a delightful licorice-y/minty tea either fresh or dried. Truly a favourite for pollinators. 3-4' b...

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  • Grosfruchter Sweet Fennel

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    Foeniculum vulgare - The perennial type grown for leaves and seeds, as opposed to Florence Fennel which is grown for bulbs. Hardy clump forming pla...

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  • Red Shiso

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    Perilla frutescens var. crispa - Unique herb which deserves to be better known. The young tender leaves make a flavourful addition to salads, sushi...

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  • Green Chervil

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    Anthriscus cerefolium - Soft ferny leaves that are sweet and anise flavoured. Super cold hardy, when planted in the fall chervil will overwinter an...

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  • Krausa Curly Parsley

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    Petroselinum crispum - Super curly deep green parsley on long juicy stems. Cold-hardy biennial.-Grown by Twisted Brook

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  • Mitsuba

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    Cryptotaenia japonica - Also known as Japanese parsley or hornwort. Grow this in a shady moist spot in your garden for an abundance of flavourful, ...

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  • Salad Burnet

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    Sanguisorba minor - Beautiful edible perennial. Clumping plants with small serrated compound leaves, on stems around 1' tall. They develop into 4' ...

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  • Nepitella

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    New for 2024 - Clinopodium nepeta - aka Lesser Calamint. Aromatic herb, seldom grown in Canada but essential in mediterranean and middle eastern cu...

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  • Lemon Basil

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    New for 2024 - Ocimum americanum - This one turns a lot of heads (and noses). The smooth leaves have a strong citrus aroma. Imagine lemon balm, but...

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