- Salad Burnet
(Annual) This delightful little herb has been grown for centuries as an essential plant in herb gardens. Used by the ancient Greeks, and described in 16th C herbals, its leaves have a cucumber-like fragrance and taste. A wonderful addition to salads!
- Savory, Summer
Satureja hortensis; Certified Organic
(Annual) Used since the time of Virgil, this flavourful annual was brought over by the colonists to North America. It adds wonderful flavour to bean and pea dishes, and in earlier times was believed to relieve colic and flatulence. Growing 1' high, it flowers in July, bearing small, pale lilac flowers. But you'll want to grow it for the leaves. Sun.
- Savory, Winter
Satureja montana; Sustainably-Grown
Soundly perennial, this herb grows into an attractive sub-shrub (to 15") with almost needle-like foliage, and lilac flowers from July to September. Originally from the Mediterranean, it has been grown there for over 2000 years for medicinal and culinary uses. Has a delightfully sharp, almost lemony, flavour. Sun; Hardy to Zone 4.
- St. Johnswort
Hypericum perforatum; Certified Organic
Newly popular again, St. Johnswort has been valued for centuries. Gerard thought it "a most pretious remedie for deep wounds...or any wound made with a venomed weapon". It was also believed to be very powerful in repelling evil spirits. Bright yellow flowers top delicate foliage in mid - late summer. Grows to 3'; sun; hardy to at least Z5.
- Sweet Annie
Artemisia annua; Certified Organic
A very aromatic annual form of artemisia, with finely-cut, bright green foliage that is often cut and dried for arrangements. Grows to 6' in one season, and needs full sun.
- Sweet Marjoram
Origanum majorana; Certified Organic
(Annual) Used for centuries to add its spicy flavour to soups, stews and sauces, this herb also produces yellow, orange and brown dye from its tops. Folklore held that when added to food it strengthened love, and it was often used in love spells. Sun.
- Thyme, English
Thymus vulgaris; Certified Organic
(Perennial) Let me count the reasons why you should grow this ancient herb: 1)it's a great flavouring for all kinds of food 2) it has a long list of medicinal uses- including for sore throats, coughs 3) it's loved by bees 4) it makes a lovely garden plant with its aromatic leaves and pretty pink to white, tiny flowers and 5) (most important) a bed of thyme was believed to be a home for fairies, and gardeners would grow patches for just that use. Grows to 12"; Z 5 - 9.
- Thyme, Summer
Thymus vulgaris; Sustainably-Grown
Aka "French Thyme". Perennial in zones 6-10, but often grown as an annual, summer thyme is smaller than English thyme (winter thyme, German thyme), and has a spicier, sharper flavor than its cousin. Used primarily as a culinary herb.
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