Herb Plant Batches €20
Place order prior to payment by email email@example.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.
SEE BELOW LIST OF HERBS PRESENTLY IN STOCK
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
DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT UNTIL AFTER DELIVERY IS ORGANISED
HERBS PRESENTLY IN STOCK UPDATED WEEKLY
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, Bunching onion, Borage blue, Chocolate Peppermint (delicious tea), Celery leaf, French Tarragon, Apple Mint, Mint Moroccan, Fennel, Bronze fennel, Parsley Italian Flat, Parsley Curly, Oregano Greek, Oregano Gold, Curry plant (ornamental), Broad-leaf Thyme ‘Tabor'( hardy culinary), Lemon Balm, Salad Burnet,
Small Pots/Salad Herbs etc: Nasturtium Climbing mix, Red Mustard Greens, Calendula ‘Fiesta Gitana’, Chop suey greens, Cucumber, Courgette, Scarlet runner beans, Good King Henry.
Large Pots: Sweet Cicely, Rosemary, Chamomile Roman, Basil Sweet, Basil Greek Bush, Basil Red ‘Ruben’,Basildon lemon, Winter Savory, Lovage, Lemon Verbena, Mint Morrocan, Applemint, Grapefruit mint, Sorrel broad-leaf, Comfrey common, Oregano, Gold marjoram, Gold Feverfew, Rock peppermint, Garlic Chives, Sage, Thyme silver, Thyme lemon, Tomato ‘Tiny Tim’ (dwarf cherry), Fennel green, Fennel bronze, French Tarragon, Flat Italian parsley. Verbascum ‘Polar Summer’ (ornamental silver leaf mullein), Tansy.
Trays Vegetables limited supply: Lettuce Mixed, Swiss Chard 5 colours, Kale red Russian.
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!
Perennial Plant Batches €20 (6 Pots)
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Batch F Pick ‘n Mix 6 ( not more than 2 of the same variety per batch)
Limited supply on all varieties. (Approx Pot size 10-13 cm) Delivery takes 7-10 days. Please note that those marked as perennial will grow for many years – short lived perennials a few years!
Gazania Mix (may over winter -tender perennial)
Erigeron ‘Sea Breeze’ resilient perennial for coastal conditions SOLD OUT
Agryanthemum ‘Solo Mia’ – (tender perennial may over winter)
Geranium ‘Mrs Pollock’
Euryops pectinatus – hardy shrubs – long flowering period – H: 1 metre
Fuchsia ‘Dollar Princess’ (double flowering hardy variety-perennial)
Lupin Mix ‘Russell Hybrids’ – Perennial
Leucanthemum vulgare – Ox-eye daisy – Perennial
Euonymus ‘Emerald ‘n Gold’ (dwarf evergreen shrub ideal foliage colour)
Verbascum ‘Polar Summer’ (Mullein) ornamental herb – short lived perennial which may self seed. Full sun in a well drained soil so add grit or sand. Outstanding velvet silver leaves and tall flower spikes attract bees etc
Leycesteria formosa unusual shrub, the flowers in august-September followed by berries attract bees and birds.
Black Hollyhock – Short lived Perennial (maroon black) SOLD
Papaver rubifragum – Spanish poppy (hardy perennial)
Achillea ‘Cloth of Gold’ – Ornamental yarrow – Perennial
Verbena bonariensis – may over winter or reseed – powerful bee plant
Aquilegia Mixed Hybrids – ideal for shady spots
Evening Primrose ‘Sunset Boulevard‘ – Perennial