Harvest aromatic herbs even when there is hardly any rain and the sun is shining? This is exactly what is possible with these lovingly compiled varieties of particularly drought-tolerant herbs. What's more, all flowers are edible and are a real feast for the eyes, not just in beds or pots.
This seed set contains four varieties that are ideal for growing in small gardens or in pots on balconies and terraces. With this special selection you have fresh aromas for the kitchen, for herbal teas and lots of ingredients for your own spice blends.
Good to know: Most herbs prefer a sunny place in the garden or on the balcony. Then they develop the highest level of essential oils, which often shape the aroma.
The following varieties are included in the set:
Real sage (Salvia officinalis)
Sage is originally native to Asia Minor and North Africa, but has been cultivated in Europe since ancient times. It is one of the traditional ancient medicinal and aromatic herbs. Sage smells aromatic and tastes spicy, bitter. Its chopped leaves are used to season meat, fish and vegetables. Sage also has a long tradition as a medicinal product. Due to its active ingredients, it has antibacterial, disinfectant, antispasmodic, diuretic and fungicidal effects. It is best known for its use as a mouthwash for minor injuries or inflammations of teeth, gums or oral mucosa, as well as for sore throats.
Real lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Lavender grows as a low shrub on stony coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Through Benedictine monks he reached the monastery gardens north of the Alps. Because of its wonderful scent, lavender is often used in cosmetics, but is also edible. A tea made from the flowers is considered calming. Lavandula angustifolia is a particularly ethereal type of lavender.
Borage (Borago officinalis)
Borage is a blue-flowering aromatic and medicinal herb with a taste similar to cucumber. The showy plant with bright small blue star-shaped flowers and hairy leaves, stems and buds is good bee pasture. It originally comes from the Mediterranean region and became native to Central Europe in the late Middle Ages. The leaves have a cucumber-like taste and can be eaten chopped as an addition to salads or soups. The milder-tasting flowers go perfectly in cucumber salad or as a decoration for desserts, cakes, salads and vegetable dishes.
Wild oregano (Origanum vulgare) Wild oregano - also called real dost - is one of my absolute favorite herbs among the easy-care and robust varieties. It grows almost everywhere and spreads itself wherever it pleases - preferably in a lean, dry and sunny place. But it also thrives in partial shade. Its leaves form wonderful green carpets early in the year and the tall flowers in late summer (up to 70cm) are also a feast for the eyes. Especially for bees, bumblebees and butterflies. In the kitchen it can be used like the related Mediterranean oregano, but has a slightly milder aroma.
Chives garlic (Allium tuberosum) Chives garlic is an ancient cultivated plant from China. The wide, flat stalks are harvested like chives and have a mild, savory-sweet garlic aroma. Not only can it be used raw as a spice, but it is also suitable for Steaming or cooking. The delicate seed capsules are also edible and can be used in the kitchen. The very vigorous, hardy and white-flowering plant is also suitable as an ornamental onion.
In my Sprout series seed sets I combine seeds of the most beautiful cut flowers, herbs and vegetables for my own cultivation in the city garden. The plants are very easy to grow and - depending on the theme - enjoyed as a bouquet of flowers, in a fine dish or as tea.
The seed bags are packaged in a beautiful gift box along with detailed instructions for sowing and care. The seeds come from organic farming and are also seed-proof. This means that seeds can later be obtained from the plants for further propagation without any problems.
Contents: One seed bag per variety, sowing and care instructions, recommendation on pot size and plant neighbors