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.

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

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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, Wild rocket, 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, Tomato Moneymaker, Tomato Plum, Tomato Beef ‘Black Krim’, Cucumber, Courgette, Scarlet runner beans, Good King Henry.

Large Pots: Sweet Cicely, Rosemary, Chamomile Roman, Basil Sweet, Basil Greek Bush, Basil Red ‘Ruben’, Winter Savory ,Lovage, Lemon Verbena, Mint Morrocan, Applemint, Grapefruit mint, Chocolate peppermint, 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, Catnip.

Trays Vegetables limited supply: Lettuce cut & Come, Mixed, Swiss Chard 5 colours, Kale red Russian, 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!

Greta

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)

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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)

Gazania mix (1)

Erigeron ‘Sea Breeze’ resilient perennial for coastal conditions

Erigeron Sea Breeze (2)

Agryanthemum ‘Solo Mia’ – (tender perennial may over winter)

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Geranium ‘Mrs Pollock’

Geranium 'Mrs Pollock

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

Euryops pectinatus

Fuchsia ‘Dollar Princess’ (double flowering hardy variety-perennial)

Fuchsia hardy 'Dollar Princess'

Lupin Mix ‘Russell Hybrids’ – Perennial

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Leucanthemum vulgare – Ox-eye daisy – Perennial

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

Euonymus emerald and Gold

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.

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Black Hollyhock – Short lived Perennial (maroon black)

Black Hollyhock

Papaver rubifragum – Spanish poppy (hardy perennial)

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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

 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 lupins and hollyhock.