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Spring Garden Market Herbs

Basil leaves on plant
Listed below are the herb seedlings that we will be offering at the Spring Garden Market. Many of these, especially the basils, are very popular and may sell out early. But note that some of our excellent vendors will also be carrying herbs, so be sure to check with them if our selection sells out.

Please understand that some varieties may sell out quickly or not be available due to germination difficulties.


Herb List

Basil: African Blue Ocimum kilimandscharicum
Very attractive tender perennial will bloom all summer long into fall until frost. Gorgeous flowers attract bees. Can grow to 4'. Tender perennial
Basil: Italian Cameo Ocimum basilicum
Closely packed, luscious big leaves on a compact plant. Rich, traditional basil flavor. Annual
Basil: Italian Pesto Ocimum basilicum
Glossy dark green leaves. Zesty flavor. This variety is the classic Italian basil for making pesto. Annual
Basil: Mrs. Burns' Lemon Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Saved for generations for its strong lemon flavor and fragrance, has a robust carefree nature in the garden and bigger leaves than any other lemon basil variety. Annual
Basil: Napoletano Ocimum basilicum
Wider, more crinkled leaves than most basils. Fragrant, tender leaves. Mild, sweet, mellow flavor. Annual
Basil: Purple Petra Ocimum basilicum
Mild sweet taste. Perfect for pesto and for color in salads. Annual
Basil: Thai Siam Queen Ocimum basilicum citriodorum
Leaves 3" to 4" long by 1.5" to 2" wide. Sweet and spicy flavor and licorice basil aroma. Annual
Basil: Tulsi (Holy Basil) Ocimum sanctum
Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is considered sacred in India and is said to have health-promoting properties. The fuzzy, fragrant plants make a delicious spicy, fruity tea. Grow as annual
Dill: Tetra Anethum graveolens
Tetra has aromatic leaves with a refreshing flavor. Bushy, heat tolerant, slow to bolt. Annual
Herbs: Mix
Great mix of useful culinary herbs: Chives (perennial) and parsley (biennial). Annual
Stevia Stevia rebaudiana
Incredibly sweet leaves are used as a sugar alternative. 18-30" Perennial
Tarragon: French Artemisia dracunculus
True tarragon that does not propagate from seed. Spicy anise flavor. Perennial

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