If you start in warm weather, you won't have to worry about heat mats, grow-lights, and all the hassle of indoor germination. Just set your flats in a place with morning sun, afternoon shade. 


These herbs naturally drop their seeds in summer and sprout before fall. Protect the flats from birds and drying winds, and you will soon see young plants ready to size up before fall.

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Han 7905+licorice+mint
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Anise Hyssop (Licorice Mint), Organic

Not invasive like true mints. Many uses: young leaves in salad, leaves in teas, spikes of edible lavender flowers attract butterflies. Popular permaculture p...
  • Days to maturity: 75-80
  • Planting depth: Shallow
  • Seeds per packet: 150
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Borage, Organic

Pure azure-blue flowers are like scattered jewels in the garden when borage is sown here and there among vegetables, where it will not only life the spirits,...
  • Seeds per packet: 55
  • Spacing: 15
  • Germination days: 7-10
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Calendula, Medicinal Strains, Organic

Selected for resins and medicinal strength. Mostly single and yellow-orange. Very long season of bloom--often blooms year-round in warmer zones.Likes cool we...
  • Germination days: 21-28
  • Planting depth: 1/2-1
  • Seeds per packet: 50
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Chives (Scallions) Onion, Organic

Easy and useful perennial herb with delicate onion taste. Showy edible flowers. Survives anything: drought, standing water, poor soil, ideal indoor herb, rep...
  • Spacing: 1-3
  • Days to maturity: 80
  • Seeds per packet: 150
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Cinnamon Basil, Organic

Luscious cinnamon flavor and scentfor tea, cooking, sachets, and bouquets. Reputedly the hardiest basil. Repels insects. BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilicumGRO...
  • Seeds per packet: 400
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
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Culinary Sage

With soft, gray-green leaves and violet flowers, a classic seasoning in food and ancient medicine, also makes nice wreaths and dried bouquets. Handsome all y...
  • Days to maturity: 90-120
  • Spacing: 18
  • Germination days: 14-21
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Dill, Organic

This herb is often succession-sown in vegetable gardens-good companion to cabbages, and a major attractor of beneficial insects and butterflies. Chopped leav...
  • Germination days: 21-25
  • Spacing: 8
  • Seeds per packet: 200
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Elecampane

Striking 8' flower stalks above a rosette of very large green leaves. Produces big golden flowers from the second year on. Roots are potent antibacterial/ant...
  • Spacing: 18-36
  • Germination days: 12-14
  • When to plant: Early fall
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Greek Oregano

The "pizza herb" classic in tomato and Italian dishes. Perennial in any well-drained soil and full sun. Plant spring to mid-summer. One of the best herbs for...
  • Seeds per packet: 600
  • Spacing: 18-24
  • Planting depth: Shallow
Grindelia
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Grindelia, Gumplant

Sought-after herb for asthma and other upper respiratory problems. Rare in commerce, but easy to grow. Three-foot plants are covered with yellow flowers. In ...
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Seed code: N
  • Seeds per packet: 50
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Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Organic

Big beautiful sunflowers with an abundance of seed for oil, food, dye, or attracting birds. Ancient food and oil crop developed from wild plants by the Hopi ...
  • Spacing: 9-24
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Germination days: 7-14
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Hopi Tobacco

Ancient Native American plant with long history of ceremonial and spiritual uses. Can also be used to repel pests, keep moths out of clothing, and make a nat...
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Seed code: N
  • Spacing: 18
Hhy 8180hyssop
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Hyssop (Bee plant)

Bees love the deep blue flowers. Leaves used in cooking, teas, and cough syrup. Used as tea for the common cold, hyssop is antiviral and expectorant. Handsom...
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Germination days: 14-21
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Lemon Gem Marigold

Quick and easy. Small plants mounded with hundreds of yellow flowers. Citrus-scented foliage and flowers repel insects-nice in pots on a patio, or among vege...
  • Spacing: 8-12
  • Germination days: 5-7
  • Days to maturity: 60
Hba 7930genovese
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Lettuce-Leaved-Genovese Basil, Organic

Large, tender leaves favored for pesto; excellent for a wide variety of dishes. Best for freezing. Productive adaptable. BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilicumGRO...
  • Seeds per packet: 400
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
Hli 8230 licorice
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Licorice

The original licorice stick is simply a dried root of this plant-still a sought-after treat. Amazingly sweet roots are harvested in third year. Fine-flavored...
  • Spacing: 36
  • Germination days: 7-10
  • Seeds per packet: 30
Vsu 5550 mammoth web
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Mammoth Sunflower, organic

Tall, single, large flowered for early planting with giant heads full of large seeds. Very showy. Fairly heavy feeder. Likes an alkaline soil and moisture. P...
  • Days to maturity: 120
  • Spacing: 24
  • Seeds per packet: 50
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Marshmallow, Organic

Same family as hollyhock, with similar tall stalks and flowers. Edible flowers good in salads, tea, on cakes. Roots soothe inflamed skin, stomach, mucous mem...
  • Germination days: 21-35
  • Seeds per packet: 40
  • Planting depth: Shallow
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Mexican Tarragon (Sweet Mace)

True French tarragon can only be grown from cuttings. This Mexican type is actually a kind of marigold, but tastes a lot like tarragon when dried. The fresh ...
  • Germination days: 5-7
  • Spacing: 10
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
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Motherwort

Easy-to-grow, hardy and handsome plant with large hand-shaped leaves and spires of pink flowers to 5'. Grows in any sunny spot with reasonable drainage. Used...
  • Spacing: 24-36
  • Germination days: 14-21
  • Planting depth: 1/8
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Mullein

Hard to believe that such fuzzy leaves would make a great-tasting soothing tea! Indispensable herb for coughs and chest complaints, as tea or as an ingredien...
  • Seeds per packet: 200
  • Seed code: N
  • Spacing: 18
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Solidago, Goldenrod

Solidago means "to strengthen or make whole." Used for centuries for colds, headaches, toothache, and bladder/kidney problems. Now proven helpful for allergi...
  • Spacing: 10
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Seed code: N
Hsp 8365spilanthes
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Spilanthes, Toothache Plant, Organic

Easy to grow, immune-enhancing tonic, dentifrice, anesthetic. Chewing on a leaf or bud causes a tingling in the mouth, used in small amounts to give interest...
  • Germination days: 10-15
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
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Thai Basil, Organic

Beautiful purple stems and flowers adorn this plant, often used as an edible flower as well as an ingredient in salads and Asian cooking.Anise-like flavor es...
  • Seeds per packet: 400
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
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Tiger Coreopsis

Dyer's Coreopsis. This prairie plant is perfect for growing among other plants like vegetables-doesn't cast any shade, needs no staking or special treatment,...
  • Planting depth: Do not cover
  • Germination days: 10-20
  • Spacing: 12-24
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Tulsi, Holy or Sacred Basil, Organic

Makes a delicious tea. A mounting body of research shows that Tulsi has immune-stimulating, anti-inflammatory, and adaptogenic properties superior even to Gi...
  • Seeds per packet: 400
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
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White Alyssum

Beloved for its white lacy carpet of tiny flowers and sweet honey scent, this easy, fast bloomer is one of the best attractors of beneficial insects and butt...
  • Spacing: 10-12
  • Planting depth: Shallow
  • Seeds per packet: 200
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Wild Fennel

Easy-to-grow source of fennel leaf and seed for salad mixes, pasta sauces, meat and fish dishes, and herbal teas. Secret ingredient of the best pasta sauces....
  • Planting depth: Barely
  • Days to maturity: 40-70
  • Spacing: 18-24
Wormwood
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Wormwood

Tall drought-tolerant perennial repels insects, deer, and burrowing animals like gophers. Excellent with perennials and shrubs (like roses) or around the edg...
  • When to plant: Late winter
  • Seeds per packet: 1000
  • Spacing: 12-24
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Yarrow

Ancient healing herb, used for worldwide to stop bleeding, heal wounds, break fevers, and for headaches, colds, and flu. A handful of leaves in the bath soak...
  • When to plant: Late winter
  • Seeds per packet: 1000
  • Planting depth: 1/8
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Yerba Mansa

In demand as a substitute for Goldenseal.Native plant grows much like strawberries, and loves heat.California Natives used this herb extensively to prevent a...
  • When to plant: Late winter
  • Seeds per packet: 50
  • Germination days: 14-21