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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Fam 8656 ammi

Ammi, Laceflower, Bishopweed

Visnaga, Ammi Laceflower, Bishopweed. Long grown in India for its powerful action against kidney stones, asthma, and heart problems, and in Spain to fight to...
  • Germination days: 12-16
  • Spacing: 10
  • Seeds per packet: 50
Han 7905+licorice+mint

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
Mba 6220 mcgregors

Basil Mix

A wide variety of basil for cooking, teas and garnish, ranging from green to purple and smooth to frilled. BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilicum GROWING INSTRU...
  • Seeds per packet: 400
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
Borageheading+jpg

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
Zinniza

California Giant Zinnia

Big, bright flowers that go on and on til frost. 3-4' tall, large double flowers in lots of colors. Among the best flowers for the vegetable plot, as they ar...
  • Days to maturity: 80-90
  • Spacing: 8
  • Germination days: 7-14
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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
Basil+cinnamon

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
Hsa 8350 2+ccpic +leo+michels

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
Hcu 8070 cumin

Cumin

The seeds of this annual herb are a key ingredient in both curry and chili. Good in bean, vegetable, and cheese dishes. Needs four months of warmth, so plant...
  • Germination days: 10-21
  • Seeds per packet: 70
  • Spacing: 18
Dillflowers

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
Hel 8120 elecam 2pic enrico+romani

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
Hfe 8150 feverfew lg

Feverfew

Hardy to -20F. Dainty plant with lacy leaves and daisy flowers, fast-growing, compact, and often used in herb and flower beds, or as a beneficial insect attr...
  • Spacing: 10-15
  • Germination days: 14-20
  • Seeds per packet: 250
Vle 4010 garlic+chives

Garlic Chives Onions, Organic

Carpets of flowers and tasty leaves in shade.Somewhat like chives, with broad, flat medium green leaves up to 14" long. Masses of bell-like white flowers in ...
  • Spacing: 1-3
  • Days to maturity: 70
  • Germination days: 10-14
Hor 8310 cc2pic forest+%26+kim+starr

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

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
Peganum harmala syrian rue commonswikipedia

Harmel, Esfand, Syrian Rue

Ancient medicinal and ritual plant of the Middle East, in continual use for thousands of years in the rites of many cultures. Extremely drought-tolerant. It ...
  • Spacing: 9-12
  • Seeds per packet: 300
  • When to plant: Early spring
Bge 1280 f
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Homegrown Herbs: A Complete Guide to Growing, Using, and j

Tammi Hartung, 2011, 255 pp. Growing Herbs, Basically an update of Growing 101 Herbs That Heal, this edition is actually $5 cheaper as well. Has nice improv...
Gsu 7452hopi black dye

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
Hto 8458 hopi+tobacco fwikipedia

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
Hho 8170 horeh pic +renzo+salvo

Horehound

This ancient perennial herb has had many uses, from flavoring candy to curing coughs and colds. Used for asthma. Fuzzy grey-green leaves with white woolly un...
  • Germination days: 14-20
  • Spacing: 9
  • Seeds per packet: 150
Hhy 8180hyssop

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
Fma 8775t marigold+lemongem

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

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

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
Lobelia

Lobelia

Hard To Find Addition To Your GardenLobelia inflataAnnual/ Ht 2'/ Spacing 8"Native to the eastern US and used extensively by both Native groups and settlers ...
  • Height: 2'
  • Spacing: 8"
  • Seeds per packet: 300
Bge 1583reg  cech2
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Making Plant Medicine

Richo Cech, 2016, 336 pp.   As always, Richo introduces big topics by means of wonderful stories and personal anecdotes. But don't be fooled by the funky ...
Vsu 5550 mammoth web

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
Hma 8250 marshmallow2 enrico+romani

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
Hme 8260 meadowsweet4

Meadowsweet

Queen of the MeadowVery hard to find seed, very useful herb. Aspirin is a synthetic version of meadowsweet's pain-relieving anti-inflammatory compoundsUnlike...
  • Germination days: 60-90
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Seeds per packet: 100
Calendula+medicinal+jpg

Medicinal Calendula, 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
Hta 8450 tageteslucida wikimedia manfred.sauseatvolloeko.de

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
Hmo 8300 mwort ccpic michels

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
Mullein+rosette

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
Bge 1453reg  gladstar
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Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs:A Beginner's Guide

Rosemary Gladstar, 2012, 224 pp. A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, & Use This is the best, most welcoming herb book we have seen for t...
Fco 8700cosmos

Sensation Mix Cosmos

Lovely 4" single flowers with a yellow center and wide pink, white, or magenta petals on tall, airy plants. Feathery delicate leaves. Ideal for cutting. Easi...
  • Germination days: 21-28
  • Days to maturity: 80
  • Seeds per packet: 80
Hso 8364 jamie+pics+october+2010+252

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
Hmi 8290 dsc 0725 web

Spearmint

Refreshing, smooth flavor comes true from seed. Well known for teas, desserts, candies, and soothing baths. Less well known but excellent as culinary herb in...
  • Germination days: Variable
  • Seeds per packet: 500
  • Planting depth: Shallow
Hsp 8365spilanthes

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
Hst 8375 stevia ethel+aardvark wiki3

Stevia, Organic

Leaves used as an herbal sugar substitute. 10-16 times sweeter than sugar without the calories. It needs mild temperatures between 36-80F. In cold-winter are...
  • Germination days: 14-25
  • Seeds per packet: 20
  • Spacing: 24
Hsa 8380 ccpic2 enrico+roman

Summer Savory

Fast and easy from seedThere is a reason why "savory" means "tasty".This is the main flavor in the famous "Herbs de Provence" blend from Southern France. Add...
  • Germination days: 10-15
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Seeds per packet: 150
Hsw 8425 2pic pierfranco+arrigoni

Sweet Annie, Quing-Hao, organic

There is a huge market demand worldwide for this herb, which is used to fight cancer, parasites, and drug-resistant malaria. Deliciously scented foliage is u...
  • Spacing: 36
  • When to plant: Late winter
  • Planting depth: 1/8
Basil+growing

Sweet Basil, Organic

Our fine standard variety for cooking. Superb taste. 1-2" long shiny green leaves; spikes for white flowers are delicious also.BOTANICAL NAME: Ocimum basilic...
  • Seeds per packet: 400
  • Planting depth: 1/8
  • Spacing: 6
Hma 8248 ccpic2 forest+%26+kim+starr

Sweet Marjoram

Related to oregano, with similar leaves and size, but much sweeter more complex flavor and enchanting fragrance. Besides using in stews and sauces, try a bou...
  • Spacing: 8
  • Planting depth: Shallow
  • Germination days: 14-21
Basil+thai

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
Bge 1582herb grower
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The Medicinal Herb Grower, Vol I

Richo Chech, 2009, 160 pp. Herbs This book could be titled "How to Have a Green Thumb." By stories, vivid examples, and easily-understood guidelines, ...
Hth 8450 thyme 600x800

Thyme

Evergreen perennial enjoys a light, rich soil, good drainage, lime and full sun. Good in rock walls or pots. Indispensable culinary herb used to season nearl...
  • Seeds per packet: 1000
  • Germination days: 14-21
  • Spacing: 6
Coreopsis tinctoria

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
Mexicantorch sunflower

Torch Mexican Sunflower

Brilliant scarlet-orange 3-4" flower really catches the eye at the end of the season when other plants look shabby. Grows to a bushy 48" tall with velvety de...
  • Days to maturity: 100-120
  • Germination days: 5-7
  • Planting depth: Shallow
Hba 7960+sacred basil

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
Fal 8654 alyssum wikipedia

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
Hsa 8360 white+sage csusb

White Sage , Organic

Indigenous sage used ceremonially by native people, tied into bundles and burned as incense "smudge sticks". Likes a well-drained, dry, sunny spot. Perennial...
  • Days to maturity: 90-120
  • Spacing: 24
  • Germination days: 14-21
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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
Hmi 8280 peppermint+cc +leo+michels

Wild Peppermint, Common Mint, Ricola Mint, Organic

Wonderful distinctive flavorUsed for tea, cough drops, candies, etc. Leaves and flowers make great-tasting, stomach-settling tea. Relaxes muscles and relieve...
  • Germination days: Variable
  • Seeds per packet: 500
  • Planting depth: Shallow
Hwo 8470 chinese+woad growing+color+blog

Woad, Isatis

Source for a colorfast blue dye that has been used since ancient times. Woad is now in the spotlight as an herbal antiviral of great promise. It has been use...
  • Planting depth: 1
  • Germination days: 7-10
  • Seeds per packet: 30
Fni 8821 nicotiana

Woodland Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris), Organic

We would not be without this beautiful American woodland native. Stately plants from 5 to 8 feet with huge leaves and clusters of long white trumpet flowers....
  • Seeds per packet: 500
  • Planting depth: Barely cover
  • Spacing: 3
Wormwood

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
Yarrow web

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
Hye 4390 yerba  web

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