D.T. Brown - All-you-need Herb & Spice Seed Pack

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There is nothing better than picking fresh herbs from your windowsill or kitchen garden.
Herbs grow well indoors and with a little time, water and sunlight you can enjoy herbs all year round.

  • Sow all year
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  • Each packet includes easy to follow growing instructions.

12 packets of the most popular herb seeds. All you need for fresh herbs at your fingertips, includes:

  • Sweet Basil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Lemon Balm
  • Mustard Salad
  • Oregano
  • Parsley Curled
  • Parsley Italian
  • Peppermint
  • Sage
  • Thyme

(Refer down the page for individual descriptions)

How To Grow

When to plant: Spring - Autumn or all year indoors

How to grow: Fill a seed tray or pot with seed raising soil mix. Sprinkly thinly and cover lightly with 5mm of fine soil. Sow very small seeds on the soil surface. Gently firm Water lightly and place in a warm well lit spot. To maintain humidity cover the windowsill pot with cling film. Water regularly, just enough to keep moist. Remove the cling film when the first shoots appear. When the plants are 5cm tall thin to leave only the strongest plants. The allows the herbs to have plenty of space to develop. The surplus plants can be transplanted to another pot or direct into the garden 15-20cm apart from mid Spring.

Harvest: 8-10 weeks

Seed Descriptions

Sweet Basil

(Ocimum basilicum)

This is an aromatic herb which has many culinary uses, particularly popular in Mediterranean dishes.

Chives

(Allium schoenoprasum)

This useful and decorative perennial herb will grow with little trouble in any garden or in a window-box or pot. The attractive pink flowers and rush like leaves make it an ideal edging plant.

Coriander

(Coriandrum sativum)

Grown for the spicy leaves and seeds it produces, which are widely used in curries. Also the roots can be harvested for cooking. The orange colouring, slightly fragrant and spicy flavour of the seeds can add an interesting twist to deserts. An annual, growing up to 60cm (2ft) tall.

Dill

(Anethum graveolens)

Both the feathery leaves and seeds can be used in the kitchen to impart an aromatic sweetness to a wide variety of dishes. Attractive used as border edging or in pots. Culinary: Use the leaves to flavour fish dishes, especially Salmon, for which it is unbeatable, vegetables, potatoes, sauces and mustards. Add just before cooking is complete. Use the seeds in pickling and to flavour coleslaw, white meats and stews.

Lemon Balm

(Melissa officinalis)

The leaves of Lemon Balm produce a beautiful aroma, so real it can replace lemons in most dishes. Also use to flavour fish, pork and poultry. Add to cold drinks to impart a lemony flavour. Perennial. Height to 50cm (20in).

Oregano

(Oreganum vulgare)

These pungent herbs produces fresh green leaves and in late summer clusters of small rose-purple flowers. Its strong flavour is perfect for richer dishes and for flavouring oils. Culinary: A traditional flavouring of Mediterranean food especially popular in Greek dishes. Excellent added to lamb, cheese and grilled fish.

Parsley Curled

(Petroselinum crispum)

A compact curled variety which is particularly suited to windowsill and outdoor potted culture. Parsley likes rich well-drained soil that is slightly acidic.

Parsley Italian

(Petroselinum crispum)

Also called French parsley this is widely regarded as being the very best for flavour and the one to use in salads. Parsley is rich in iron and vitamin C. Culinary: Use for salads and as a garnish. Complements garlic and Mediterranean dishes as well as the sauces of northern Europe.

Peppermint

(Mentha piperita)

Peppermint produces strong, dark green leaves with good flavour. Hardy perennial. Height: to 40cm (16in).

Sage

(Salvia officinalis)

The leaves of these very fragrant herbs are traditionally used in stuffings especially for chicken and pork.

Thyme

(Thymus vulgaris)

Versatile and easy to grow herbs, their strong flavour is best when combined with all sorts of robust meat and vegetable dishes. It can also be grown in the flower garden or in pots on the patio. Culinary: Thyme enhances soups, vegetables and poultry, also red meat and dishes cooked with wine. A main ingredient in Bouquet Garni.

Mustard Salad

(Brassica hirta)

Versatile and easy to grow. Sow all the year round indoors. Use on its own or with cress as a garnish or use to add flavour and spice to salad.

Location: Indoors or outdoors.

Sow: Sprinkle seed evenly, indoors on moist blotting paper or outdoors onto prepared soil. Cover indoor sowings with paper or leave in the dark until seedlings emerge.

Seedlings Emerge (Approx. 6-10 days)
Harvest: Cut when 5-10cm (2-4in) high.
Sow: 4 days later than cress if you wish to harvest at the same time.

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