Herbs

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Herb or ‘erb, however you pronounce it, herbs are very useful plants, and are found in most gardens and kitchens all over the world. Herbs have a variety of uses - food, flavouring, medicine, fragrances, cosmetics and I some cases for spiritual care.

For most herbs, it’s leaf or flower, we use - either dried or fresh.

Herbs can be grown in pots, containers, and gardens, indoors or out. When growing herbs together in one container, select varieties with similar habits, for example chives, mint, chervil and coriander like plenty of water, whereas rosemary, thyme, sage and oregano prefer well-drained soil. Clipping back and regular picking will help control the rampant habit or some herbs, and promote a continuous supply.

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Picture of Basil Spicy Globe

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Spicy Globe Basil is a delightful garden plant because of its very round, compact shape and tiny, flavourful leaves, roughly half the size of sweet basil. The hearty flavour makes it a good candidate for spicier Thai and Italian dishes, in sparing amounts.

 

Colour: White

Basil Spicy Globe

Current Stock Height: 10 cm

Container: tube  ? 

$4.99


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Where would summer be without Basil to add fragrance and flavour to a multitude of dishes? Large shiny green leaves that taste great fresh - wonderful for Pesto. Leaves can be frozen for future use if you have an over-production. Loves the sun and good drainage. Protect from frost. Annual.

 

Colour: White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 20cm

Basil Sweet Genovese

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: tube  ? 

$4.99

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Flat leaves with a mild garlic flavour make these versatile Chives a useful Herb for a variety of dishes. A good substitute for those who find bulb garlic too strong. Plant in a sunny well drained spot. Perennial.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x multiplies

Chives Garlic

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: tube  ? 

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This variety of Chives is a vigorous grower with good disease resistance. Nice broad leaves that can be chopped up to add to summer salads etc. Will form a good clump in the vege patch or can be grown in a pot. Prefers the sun and good drainage. Perennial.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x multiplies

Chives Onion

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: tube  ? 

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This is slow growing and forms a very large bulb. Individual corms have a mild sweet taste (especially when roasted) and are less intense than regular Garlic. Plant in Jun, harvest Dec. Plant no deeper than 2 cloves depth. Feed low nitrogen fert. See www.wairere.co.nz/How-To for more information.

Garlic loves a sunny, well drained spot in fertile soil. Once harvested, around Christmas time, leave to dry in a warm, sunny spot until the leaves wrinkle and turn brownish. Then take the leaves off and store your bulbs whole in a cool airy place until required. NB Elephant Garlic does not store for as long as regular Garlic but once you get the taste of it that shouldn't be a problem. This is a hard necked variety.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Multiplying
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm

Garlic Elephant 5pk

Current Stock Height: 5 cloves

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Garlic Elephant 10pk

Current Stock Height: 10 cloves

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A culinary soft neck Garlic with a premium flavour. Forms large, firm, white skinned cloves. Companion plant as aphid deterrent. Plant in a sunny, well drained spot with the 'pointy' end up in Jun, harvest Dec. Use low nitrogen fert. Stores well. For more info www.wairere.co.nz/How-To

Once you have dug your Garlic up around Christmas time (6 months after planting). Leave to dry in a warm dry spot until the leaves die down. Then break the leaves off and store whole in the pantry until you are ready to use. Home grown fresh Garlic has an exquisite sweet flavour that is hard to beat. Bon appetit.

 

Colour: Pink
Habit: Multiplying
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm

Garlic Printanor 100gm apx.

Current Stock Height: Cloves

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A prostrate form of Rosemary that has a ground-hugging habit. Pretty, clear blue flowers set against blue-green, aromatic foliage. Flowers through the summer and will attract bees to the garden. Extremely hardy, excellent for coastal planting and hot sunny positions. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 150cm

Rosmarinus Azure Cascade

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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This rosemary is a culinary delight and has been especially selected for its fantastic flavour. Lovely to grow in the herb or ornamental garden in a warm sunny spot. Pretty blue flowers that attract bees. Honey, is that roast lamb I smell cooking? PVR.

 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 30cm

Rosmarinus Chef's Choice

Current Stock Height: 10/15cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

$16.99


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Gorizia Rosemary was named for the town (Gorizia, Italy) in which it was discovered. A mildew resistant variety, the large, flat leaves of this selection are unusual for Rosemary, making it unique and very appealing. Gorizia has an upright habit and sports large light lavender-blue flowers in spring. Use with meats, vegetables, and bread recipes.

 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 75cm x cm

Rosmarinus Gorizia

Current Stock Height: 0/5 cm  ? 

Container: tube  ? 

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A prostrate Rosemary that can be used as a ground-cover in a sunny well drained spot. Soft grey/green aromatic foliage and little blue flowers from spring through to autumn. Can be used for culinary purposes. Protect from harsh frost. Evergreen.

Rosemary is the traditional herb for remembrance and is a lovely garden plant as well as a useful culinary herb and let's face it no lamb roast is complete without it.

 

Colour: Blue
Habit: Ground-cover
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 14cm x 50cm

Rosmarinus Lavendulaceus

Current Stock Height: 10/20cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$14.99


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Rosmarinus Lavendulaceus

Current Stock Height: 5/10 cm  ? 

Container: 1.3l  ? 

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