HERBS

(24 varieties to choose from)

 

Linda and I both love to grow herbs and this section will expand, as time allows.

 

Bolivian Coriander- A cilantro substitute grown in the South American Highlands.  Small, narrow leaf.  Plants reach 4 feet.  Good bee plant.  Plant very shallow and in warm soil only.  Germination is erratic.  UNAVAILABLE FOR 2019

Broadleaf Sage- Great for poultry dishes.  (Approximately 135 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

Caraway- Used for the seeds in rye bread and German sauerkraut.  (Approximately 1000 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Double Parsley- A nice heavily curled type that does well and over winters here with some success.   (Approximately 500 seeds) Pkt. $1.00

 

Dukat Dill- A shorter variety, dense foliage.  (Approximately 1000 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Ghanat Coriander- True coriander, strong flavored.  (Approximately 175 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Green Perilla- Beefsteak plant (Chiso).  Japanese and Korean condiment, green coleus-like leaf with distinct smell.  Seed must be frozen and then planted for best germination.  (Approximately 200 seeds)  Pkt. $1.75   Certified Organic Seed

 

Hamburg Rooted Parsley-   A rooted version of parsley that also produces strong flavored tops. Pkt. $2.00

 

Holy Basil- Very strong smelling (almost clove like).  (Approximately 300 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Italian Single Leaf Parsley-  A nice large plant, single plain leaf type.  (Approximately 800 seeds)  Pkt. $1.00

 

Lemon Basil- Strong scent of lemon.  (Approximately 250 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Lovage- Celery flavored herb.  Add to soups and stews.    (Approximately 250 seeds) Pkt. $1.50

 

Mammoth Dill- Large sized dill.  Great for pickles. (Approximately 750 seeds)   Pkt. $1.00

 

Oregano-  The fragrant herb commonly used on pizza and in Italian dishes  Pkt. $2.00

Red Perilla- Japanese/Korean condiment.  Red, coleus like leaf with a distinct smell.  Seed must be frozen before planting for best germination.  (Approximately 200 seeds)  Pkt. $1.75   Certified Organic Seed

 

Rosemary-  This has rapidly become my favorite cooking herb as Linda has been using it on various meat dishes.A perennial, best grown in a pot and very hard to germinate. Pkt. $2.00

 

Round Leaf Papalo- A cilantro substitute grown in Mexico and Central America.  Round leaves on about 3 foot plants.  Plant very shallow and in warm soil only.  Germination is erratic.  (Approximately 35 seeds)  Pkt. $1.75  Certified Organic Seed

 

Rue- As far as herbal properties, we don’t use this, but it makes a wonderful plant next to the house with its grey green foliage and yellow seed heads.   (Approximately 50 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Salad Burnet- A cucumber flavored leaf used in salads and as a garnish.  It is a perennial and is decorative enough for the flower garden.  (Approximately 35 seeds)  Pkt. $1.50

 

Summer Savory- Fragrant herb  with a peppery taste used for seasoning many dishes . Pkt. $2.00 

 

Sweet Genovese Basil- A very fragrant and useful plant that adds wonderful flavor to a spaghetti sauce.  It also has a very strong basil flavor for pesto. (Approximately 175 seeds)  Pkt. $1.25

 

Thyme-   Used both fresh and dried in French and Italian dishes. Perennial, also used for medicinal purposes.  Pkt. $2.00

 

Toothache Plant- Spilanthes cress - The mouth numbing leaves are a great plant for children.  Used for teething and sore throats.   Pkt. $3.00  Certified Organic Seed

FENNEL

Plant like you would carrots or dill and thin so plants have room to develop the above ground ”bulbs”. This is one of my favorite plants to walk by in the garden and snack on the leaves. The leaves have a nice refreshing  licorice flavor. 

 

 Approximately 300 seeds per packet

 

Finocchio Romanesco- This fennel does it all.  Fern like tops are delicious as a green herb.  The celery like bulb is used raw or marinated and cooked.  The seeds can be used as a spice in baking for a licorice like flavor.  Pkt. $1.75  Certified Organic Seed

 

Florence Fennel- Use both seeds and bulbs.  Feathery like foliage, resembles Dill, bulbs are  nice sized for blanching and serving with a light butter sauce and has a typical  strong  licorice flavor.   Pkt. $1.50  Certified Organic Seed

 

Perfection Fennel- 75 days - Superior selection that bulbs up better than any other.  Plants can get quite large.  Pkt. $2.00  Certified Organic Seed

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Sand Hill Preservation Center

Heirloom Seeds & Poultry

1878 230th Street

Calamus, IA 52729

563-246-2299

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