|XL~1500 seeds|356ANISE HYSSOPCert. BDAnise scented leaves and purple flower spikes, decorative, and useful as an ingredient in herbal tea mixtures. Attractive to beneficial insects. 357BASILCert. BD/OG(Ocimum basilicum)Annual. Bushy 18 in. plants give continuous cuttings from mid-summer until frost if flower stalks are pinched off. Leaves used fresh for pesto, in salads and on pasta, dried for use in soups, scrambled eggs, etc. Start indoors and transplant outside after frost. 358BASIL, LEMONCert. BDor358BASIL, LEMONor358BASIL, LEMONCert. BD/OG(Ocimum basilicum citriodorum)Annual. Delicious, yellow-green lemon-flavored basil. Leaves used fresh for salads, dried for soups, teas and baking. Start indoors and transplant outside or into a greenhouse after frost. Leaves are smaller than regular basil, but unlike regular basil, lemon basil is wonderful dried, and even intensifies in lemony flavor!
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359BASIL, RED LEAFEDCert. BD(Ocimum basilicum)Annual. Beautiful, deep burgundy-red throughout with light pink flowers in late summer; adds color to salads and soups with a delicious flavor similar to green leafed varieties. Start indoors and transplant outside after frost.
|LG$6.25~300 seeds|361BERGAMOT, LEMONCert. BD/OG(Monarda citriodora)Also called Bee Balm and Monarda. Attractive, hardy, perennial with pink-purple flowers. Native to the American southwest. Young foliage is lemon-scented and excellent in tea. Leaves used by the Hopi tribe to flavor wild game. Attractive to bees and butterflies, also beautiful as a cut flower. Appropriate for wildflower areas. 362BORAGECert. BD(Borago officinalis)Annual Bee Plant. Large plant with star-shaped sky blue flowers that make a colorful and striking garnish in salads. Fresh leaves used for a summer tea. Highly attractive to bees. 363CALENDULACert. BD/OG(Calendula officinalis)85-95 days.Hardy self-seeding annual. Profuse golden-yellow to deep-orange blossoms flower from early summer to late autumn if kept picked. Medicinal. Used in first-aid lotions, ointments and homeopathic preparations. 366CHIVESCert. BD/OG(Allium schoenoprasum)Perennial. Grows into carefree grass-like clusters of leaves with mild onion flavor which are used for fresh seasoning. Showy purple blossoms make a colorful edible flower garnish. Great for edible landscaping! 368CLARY SAGECert. BD/OG(Salvia sclarea)Hardy Biennial. 2-3 ft. plants form 12 in. rosettes in 1st year and tall pink/lavender flower spikes the 2nd year. Warming, bitter, astringent and aromatic herb for digestive and menstrual complaints. Clary (clear eye) seeds soaked in water produce a mucilaginous eye bath that safely removes particles. Aromatic oil used as a fixative in perfumes. 371CORIANDER AND CILANTROCert. BD/OG(Coriandrum sativum)Annual. Leaves, referred to as cilantro, have a distinct flavor, and are used widely in Mexican, Indian and Morroccan cuisine. It can enhance just about any dish to which it is added. Delicious as a garnish for soups, salads and a crucial ingredient in salsas. 18-24 in. flower stalks bear clusters of round, pungent seeds in late summer, which are known as coriander seed. Green seeds make a delicious addition to rice and curries, dried the seeds are commonly used as a spice for cooking and baking.
|LG$6.25~300 seeds|372DANDELIONCert. BD/OG(Taraxacum officinale)Perennial. The common dandelion used in the biodynamic compost preparations. Dried roasted roots make a good, dark, rich non-caffeinated coffee substitute. 373DILLCert. BD/OG(Anethum graveolens)Annual. 3 ft. tall plants with finely divided light green foliage bear flat-topped clusters of yellow flowers in mid-summer. Use young leaves fresh for salads, dressings or sauces. Sow every 4-6 weeks for a continual supply of fresh leaves, inside in cold weather, or outside spring, summer and fall. Flowers and seeds are used as a pickling spice. Leaves and seeds can also be dried as a seasoning. 375ECHINACEA PURPUREACert. BD/OG(Purple Coneflower)HEIRLOOM Native of the mid-western prairies of the United States. Hardy perennial. 36 in. tall plants bear large 4 in. daisy-type flowers with prominent cone-like dark centers that have orange tips which look stunning with the lavender-pink petals. A tincture or tea of the roots strengthens the immune system. 377FEVERFEWCert. BD/OG(Tanacetum parthenium)Perennial. 24-36 in. plants with attractive clusters of small 1/2 inch white to cream colored daisy-like flowers are long-lasting in flower arrangements, pungent chrysanthemum-like aroma. Used medicinally to break fevers, for menstrual cramps and migraine headaches. Very helpful bitter herb. 378HOREHOUNDCert. BD(Marrubium vulgare)Perennial. Spreading 16-24 in. plants in the mint family used as tea to treat coughs, sore throats, respiratory disorders. A tea from the leaves is reportedly helpful to relieve laryngitis. A bitter aromatic herb best known for flavoring cough drops, and old-fashioned candy sticks.
|LG$6.25~600 seeds|379HYSSOPCert. BD/OG(Hyssopus officinalis)Good bee plant. Very hardy bushy perennial in the mint family that grows up to 24 in. high. Leaves used as a soothing tea for colds, sore throat, flu, and bronchitis. We really like the flavor in a tea mix. Stalks are clustered with small bright blue flowers. 380LAVENDERCert. BD(Lavendula officinalis)Perennial. Overwinters in our upstate NY climate. Bushy plants with fragrant violet-blue flowers. A soothing herb used in dried fragrance and bath mix or as a tea for nerves, insomnia and headaches. For best success: try soaking the seeds for 24 hours, drain and then sow in green house. 381LEMON BALMCert. BD/OG(Melissa officinalis)Perennial. Vigorous spreading 18-26 in. plants. Fresh and dried leaves have a strong and distinctive lemon fragrance and flavor and can be used as a tea or salad garnish. For a delicious spring salad dressing blend fresh chives, garlic greens, mint and lemon balm with lemon juice and olive oil, and a dash of salt if desired. Excellent on early greens and radishes with fresh snap peas! Delicious picked and put straight into a pot for a refreshing tea. 388MALLOW, MAURITANIANCert. BD/OGNEW!(Malva sylvestris)Annual. Lovely purple flowers add a nice coloring to tea mixes. Medicinally used, like marsh mallow, to soothe all body tissues. Great as an edible flower in salads. 389MARJORAM, SWEETCert. BD(Origanum majorana)Annual in the North, perennial in the South. 12-15 in. plants with velvety oval 1 in. aromatic gray-green leaves and spikes of tiny lilac flowers in mid-summer. Savory culinary herb, sweeter and milder than Oregano. 395MILK THISTLECert. BD(Silybum marianum)Seeds, fruits and leaves can all be used medicinally although the seeds are most often used. This is a tonic herb known for its ability to stimulate the growth of new liver cells and is helpful for those suffering from a spectrum of liver disorders. A preventative, this very prickly plant supports the adrenals and strengthens the immune system. Grows well in most soils. Self seeds if not deadheaded. Leaves are vibrant green with ruffled edges and a distinctive white mottling. Can grow up to five feet tall, with large flowers covered in tiny fuchsia florets. 396MUGWORTCert. BD(Artemisia vulgaris)Perennial. Traditional Chinese medicinal used as Moxa in acupuncture. Hardy bushy plants can grow to 6 ft. tall. Used as a balancing tonic for menstrual and menopausal problems. Also used in dream pillows to help stimulate and remember dreams. 397MULLEIN FROM FRANCECert. BD/OG(Verbascum thapsus)Biennial. Distinct vigorous French strain with wavy pointed wooly leaves and much larger, showier flowers than the common native mullein. 6-8 ft. tall flower stalks in 2nd year covered with pale to bright yellow flowers. Good for adding height in flower borders . Used as a tea for respiratory/bronchial problems. Flowers used in an oil infusion for ear aches. 398NETTLE, STINGINGCert. BD/OG(Urtica dioica)Perennial. 4-5 ft. plants. Fine prickly silica-tipped hairs on leaves and stems release formic acid, and "sting" the skin when touched. Biodynamic preparation plant. Cooked young greens are a spring tonic rich in iron and vitamin C. Try in cooking as a substitute for spinach: stinging nettle lasagna, stinging nettle cream soup, etc. Used as a tea for arthritis, skin problems and anemia. 401SAGECert. BD(Salvia officinalis)Perennial. 24-30 in. shrubby plants with oblong grey-green leaves and violet blue flower spikes. Savory herb used in meat dishes, dressings and sauces, and medicinally as an astringent antiseptic tea for sore throats and digestive complaints. 402SAVORY, SUMMERCert. BD(Satureja hortensis)Annual. 12-18 in. bushy plants. Fresh or dried leaves are delicious in meat, vegetable, and bean dishes. 403SPILANTHESCert. BD/OG(Spilanthes oleracea)Annual. Low spreading plant with unusual globe-shaped yellow and red flowers. This amazing plant is sometimes called the toothache plant. Chewing on leaves numbs the mouth. Has been used by colleagues here at Turtle Tree Seed to help lessen pain of toothaches while waiting until they could see a dentist. 406THYMECert. BD(Thymus vulgaris)Perennial. Small 6-12 in. bushy plants with an abundance of small leaves. Savory herb used fresh or dried in beans and soups. A much-used herb in French, English, and Italian cuisine. 407VALERIANCert. BD/OG(Valeriana officinailis)Perennial. 6 ft. plants with tiny airy white flowers. Roots used for relief from insomnia, tension and pain. Flowers used for biodynamic compost preparation. 409YARROWCert. BD/OG(Achillea millefolium)Hardy perennial. Biodynamic preparation plant. Drought resistant 2-3 ft. plants with flat clusters of white flowers used in tea for colds and fevers. Some biodynamic farmers add this to their pastures as a flavorful tonic for their herd.