Herbs for your Garden
has one of the best selections of common and unusual culinary
herbs in the Seattle area.
begin to arrive in February with the best selection between
May - September. Basil in our area, typically is not set outside
until late May/early June after growing conditions have warmed.
Basil can be grown indoors in bright light until then.
of the more unusual herbs that we carry are Lemon Grass for
Thai cooking, Borage for its edible flowers, and Epazote for
Mexican dishes. Most of our herbs are available in 4” pots
at $3.99 each. Price may differ for rare and hard to find selections.
Herbs in Containers
If you have a sunny deck, patio or entry area it might be the perfect spot to grow herbs. Herbs can be grown successfully in
containers and placed in handy proximity to the kitchen or barbeque
area for easy use. One thing to keep in mind when growing herbs in containers is that herbs fall into two cultural groups: Drier
Mediterranean herbs and Succulent, leafy herbs. Any herb may
be potted alone, but when creating a container with a combination
of herbs it is necessary to plant herbs with similar needs:
Mediterranean type Herbs – prefer less water and fertilizer.
These include: Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Marjoram, Sage, Sweet
Bay and Lavender.
Succulent, leafy type Herbs – prefer regular water and fertilizer.
These include: Basil, Parsley, Chives, Dill, and Chervil. Lettuce or other cool season salad greens can also be added in if desired.
Click here for more information on container Herbs.
The Bartender’s Garden
Impress your dinner quests this spring and summer by mixing your
own cocktails at home from freshly grown herbs. Some of the
easiest herbs to grow for this purpose are Spearmint, Thyme,
Sage and Cilantro. See our Care Sheet entitled The
Bartender’s Garden for a few simple ideas.
1 1/2 Oz. light Rum
12 Mint Leaves
2 Tbsp. Simple Syrup or 1 Tbsp. Sugar
Muddle 12 fresh mint leaves and 1/2 a lime.
Cover with 2 Tbsp. of simple syrup or 1 Tbsp. of sugar and top
Add 1 1/2 oz of light Rum and top with Club Soda.
Stir well and garnish with a lime wedge and sprig of mint.
An attractive way to add tasty garnishs to dishes or salads
is to use the wide array of edible flowers that can be grown
in the garden. Pansies, Nasturtiums, Bachelor Buttons and Dianthus
are easy tasty and fun to use.
our list Edible
Flowers for more ideas.