Herb growing Ireland – How to grow herbs – Herb growing workshop – Gretas Herbs Annascaul, Dingle

Herb Plants – FREE local delivery on Dingle Peninsula minimum order €20 April 8, 2019

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Herb Plant Batches €20

Place order prior to payment by email gretasherbs@yahoo.com or text 0863169716. Large quantities of individual varieties are not available. Please match varieties & pot size below to the batch you are ordering. Payment is made after the delivery is organised. Due to huge demand there is presently a 7- 10 day backlog, Apologies for the delay!

Every effort will be made to fulfill your order however varieties are selling out fast and you may be advised to re-select. There will be new varieties available in May.


Batch A    10 small pots

Batch B     6 large pots

Batch C     3 large pots & 5 small pots

Batch D     2 trays Vegetables, 2 large pots & 5 small pots (limited supply)

Batch E     Special offer: Greta’s Herb Book & 5 small pots


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Please decide which varieties & pot size and match them to the batch which most suits your needs

Example Batch B: 6 Large Pots  – Name your varieties …………. from the large pots Batch C : 3 Large Pots & 5 Small – Name your varieties…. from large and small pot 

Small Pots: Chives, Lovage, Sage, Chocolate Peppermint (delicious tea), Borage (white flowering), Borage blue, Celery leaf, French Tarragon, Sorrel broad leaf, Catnip, Tansy, Grapefruit Mint, Apple Mint, Wild rocket, Fennel, Parsley Italian Flat, Parsley Curly.

Small Pots/Salad Herbs: Nasturtium Climbing ‘Indian Chief’, Calendula ‘Fiesta Gitana’, Chop Suey Greens, Tomato Moneymaker, Tomato Plum, Tomato Beef ‘Black Krim’, Cucumber, Courgette.

Large Pots: Sweet Cicely, Basil Sweet, Basil Greek Bush, Basil Red leaf ‘Ruben’,Basil ‘Thai’, Winter Savory, Horseradish, Lemon Verbena, Mint Morrocan, Salad Burnet, Comfrey common, Oregano, Gold marjoram, Gold Feverfew, Rock peppermint, Apple mint, Garlic Chives, Thyme common, Thyme Creeping Caraway,  Thyme ‘Foxley’ (broad leaf culinary), Thyme ‘Doone Valley’ (creeping lemon), Thyme Lemon, Thyme creeping red (ornamental),Tomato ‘Tiny Tim’ (dwarf cherry), Bronze Fennel, French Tarragon, Flat Italian parsley.

Trays Vegetables are grown to order maximum 1 tray of each variety per person – waiting time minimum 2 weeks.

 Lettuce cut & Come, Mixed, Kale red Russian, Kale ‘Ruble’, Broccoli ‘Purple Sprouting’ Peas ‘Mangetout’

Greta’s Guidelines to Success

Please keep all plants outside in their pots for 4-7 days to harden and develop a good root system especially the vegetable trays. The only exception is basil which needs to be grown inside on a sunny window, greenhouse or tunnel. Always check underneath pots and trays for a sign of roots which means it is ready to plant! A little general granular fertiliser such as Growmore mixed with compost and put in the planting hole will give the plants a great start.

Many of the small herb pots may be potted into large pots and grown on for planting out later. Many varieties will be ideal for container growing.Water plants carefully. It is a good idea to let thymes, rosemary and sage dry out between watering as they will not tolerate constant wet conditions. My book ‘Greta’s Herbs’ has all the information you will require and features over 100 varieties, all of which I have grown at some stage.

Watch out for slugs! They love young leaves especially lettuce and will gobble them up in one night! There are many methods to try to prevent disaster, but vigilance is vital. Set up beer traps, sprinkle crushed eggshells, nemaslug (biological control) or use organic slug pellets. Although ordinary slug pellets are hugely effective please be aware that as they poison the slugs, they will also poison the birds! If you use them apply sparingly – you can sprinkle a few into a jam jar lid so they do not contaminate the soil and empty the dead slugs every morning into the bin before the birds eat them.

The tiny baby slugs are the worst – they get wedged between leaves and underneath pots and trays where you may not spot them and then wonder why so many of your plants are disappearing. I continually pick these slimy creatures off and feed them to the hens!

Good luck with your edibles this season!



Patio Plant Batches €20 (6 Pots)

Email your order to gretasherbs@yahoo.com



Batch F      Pick ‘n Mix 6 ( not more than 2 of the same variety per batch)

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Limited supply on all varieties. (Approx Pot size 10-13 cm) Delivery takes 7-10 days

Bidens trailing yellow


Busy Lizy Mix  Choose your colour white, pink, purple, orange-red. 

Petunia trailing purple (SOLD OUT)

Petunia trailing Purple

Petunia trailing deep blue (SOLD OUT)

Petunia trailing deep blue

Trailing Begonia Scarlet

Trailing Red begonia

Begonia double yellow


Bacopa trailing white

Bacopa Trailing white

Gazania Mix (may over winter -tender perennial)

Gazania mix (1)

Erigeron ‘Sea Breeze’ resilient perennial for coastal conditions

Erigeron Sea Breeze (2)

Agryanthemum yellow – (tender perennial may over winter)

Agryanthemum yellow

Geranium ‘Mrs Pollock’

Geranium 'Mrs Pollock

Geum hardy perennial – grows in sun or shade SOLD OUT

Geum borsii

Euryops pectinatus – hardy shrubs – long flowering period – H: 1 metre

Euryops pectinatus

Fuchsia ‘Dollar Princess’ (double flowering hardy variety)

Fuchsia hardy 'Dollar Princess'

Papaver rubifragum – Spanish poppy (hardy perennial) (SOLD OUT)


Black Hollyhock – Short lived Perennial (maroon black)

Black Hollyhock

Lupin Mix ‘Russell Hybrids’


Leucanthemum vulgare – Ox-eye daisy

Euonymus ‘Emerald ‘n Gold’ (dwarf evergreen shrub ideal foliage colour)

Euonymus emerald and Gold

 Please keep all plants outside in their pots for 4-7 days to harden and develop a good root system. Always check underneath pots and trays for a sign of roots which means it is ready to plant! Keep watered and watch the slugs especially on the petunias, lupins and hollyhock. Container plants should be liquid fed weekly once growth has commenced – dead head every other day and never allow to dry out. If proper care is maintained they will flower well into the autumn. Perennial plants can be removed from containers and planted out in the garden the following spring. Vibrant annuals such as petunias are short lived.