Herb
Anise
Pimpinella anisum (130 days) Open-pollinated. White umbel flowers in July have delicate ornamental value. Seed ripens in August and September—wait until the tips of the fruits turn grey, and collect seeds before they turn black. read more

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Anise Hyssop
Agastache foeniculum Open-pollinated. Perennial can grow 3' tall, 2' wide. Vigorous self-sower. Anise-scented foliage and purple flowers delightful as a tea or culinary seasoning, or filler in mixed bouquets. read more

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Agastache foeniculum Open-pollinated. Perennial can grow 3' tall, 2' wide. Vigorous self-sower. Anise-scented foliage and purple flowers are delightful as a tea or culinary seasoning, or filler in mixed bouquets. read more

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Arnica Chamissonis - Organic not available yet, check back later
Arnica chamissonis Open-pollinated. 20" perennial yields well with multiple stalks with yellow flowers blooming for most of the early season. read more

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Withania somnifera Open-pollinated. Upright shrub 2' with green-to-yellow flowers ripening to red berries. Roots are dried at the end of the growing season and used internally powdered or tinctured. read more

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Astragalus membranaceus Open-pollinated. Small yellow pea-like flowers on upright stems with vetch-like leaves. 1½-4' perennial. read more

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Verbena hastata Open-pollinated. Perennial. 5-6' plant grows naturally in moist thickets and meadows does well in similar garden conditions, sending up many terminal spikes of bristly blue-violet flower clusters the entire season. read more

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Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum Open-pollinated. Perennial to Zone 3. Tiny white flowers in fuzzy clusters top the 4' plants in late summer. read more

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Borage
Borago officinalis (55 days) Open-pollinated. Bushy 2-3' annual. Bears many small flowers that open blue, turn purple and then pink. read more

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Borago officinalis (55 days) Open-pollinated. Bushy 2-3' annual. Bears many small flowers that open blue, turn purple and then pink. read more

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Broadleaf Sage
Salvia officinalis Open-pollinated. Grows up to 3', with fuzzy grey-green oblong leaves and blue flowers. Used fresh or dried. read more

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Caraway
Carum carvi Open-pollinated. Feathery-leaved 2' biennial grown primarily for its seeds to season soups, stews, breads and pastries. read more

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Catnip
Nepeta cataria Open-pollinated. Grows to 3' tall and wide. Lavender blooms in late summer are a favorite of honeybees. read more

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Codonopsis
Codonopsis pilosula Open-pollinated. Perennial to Zone 4. Used in Chinese medicine like ginseng, but considerably easier to grow than true Panax ginseng. read more

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Codonopsis pilosula Open-pollinated. Perennial to Zone 4. Used in Chinese medicine like ginseng, but considerably easier to grow than true Panax ginseng. read more

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Cumin
Cuminum cyminum (100-115 days) Open-pollinated. Foliage is fragrant and ferny, somewhat like dill; but unlike dill, plants grow only 1-2'. Annual, takes a long time to mature so start indoors in cold climates. read more

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Inula helenium Open-pollinated. 5-8' perennial with 2-3" bright yellow rayed flowers, blooming May to August. read more

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Herb
Dysphania ambrosioides (55 days) Open-pollinated. Culinary herb native to Central America, often added to beans to deepen flavor and to mitigate flatulence. Sharp and pungent. read more

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Foeniculum vulgare (65 days) Open-pollinated. This fennel, which doesn’t bulb, puts all its energy into making seeds. read more

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Fenugreek - Organic not available yet, check back later
Trigonella foenum-graecum (30 days leaf, 120 days seed) Open-pollinated. Leaf and seeds are used culinarily, imparting a sweet nutty flavor reminiscent of maple syrup. If not pinched back, the plant will read more

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Tanacetum parthenium Open-pollinated. Perennial to Zone 4, maybe 3. Strongly scented bushy 18" plant with small daisy-like white blooms, merry in bouquets. read more

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Allium tuberosum Open-pollinated. Perennial, but protect in cold areas. Grows like chives, 1' tall, but has flat strap-like leaves that taste like garlic and can be used as a garlic. read more

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Thymus vulgaris Open-pollinated. Creeping 10-12" mat-forming perennial brings depth of flavor to soups, gravies, casseroles. read more

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Pycnanthemum incanum
Perennial to Zone 3. Native to the Northeast. A culinary herb, excellent cutflower and pollinator fave! Aaron Parker of... read more

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Horehound
Marrubium vulgare Open-pollinated. Perennial forms a 2' bushy stand of grey-green wooly leaves. Hardy to Zone 3. read more

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Hyssop
Hyssopus officinalis Open-pollinated. Perennial. Normally hardy to Zone 3. Beautiful aromatic perennial border plant that produces spikes of indigo flowers. read more

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Alchemilla mollis Open-pollinated. Perennial. 12-18" Bears large loose sprays of tiny greenish-yellow flowers from early summer onward. Makes a good border and ground cover in shady locations. read more

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Melissa officinalis Open-pollinated. Perennial growing to 2'. Gather its yellow-green scalloped lemony leaves before plants flower. read more

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Herb
Cymbopogon flexuosus Open-pollinated. Perennial in Zones 9-11, grown as an annual in our climate. Coarse grass sets 6-12 harvestable stalks, looking something like pencil leeks, slightly bulbous at the base. read more

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Lovage
Levisticum officinale (85-95 days) Open-pollinated. Perennial. Umbelliferous, attracts beneficial insects, grows 3-6' and makes a dramatic architectural element in a decorative border. read more

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Althaea officinalis Open-pollinated. Perennial. Cousin to the hollyhock, 4-6' showy plant with attractive flowers, used to soothe and soften irritated skin and membranes and to relieve coughs. read more

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Althaea officinalis
Perennial to Zone 4. Cousin to the hollyhock, used to soothe and soften irritated skin and membranes and to relieve stuck... read more

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Tagetes lucida
(80 days) Annual. Native to Guatemala and Mexico; also known as Sweet Mace, Mexican Mint Marigold, Winter Tarragon and Cloud Plant.... read more

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Silybum marianum Open-pollinated. Named for the bold white splashes on its glossy leaves, said to be from Mary’s milk. Fast-growing 3-5' annual with leaves up to 8x24". read more

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Dracocephalum moldavica (80 days) Open-pollinated. Annual. Tea and medicine plant with purple-blue flower spikes that bumblebees love. 18" tall. read more

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Leonurus cardiaca Open-pollinated. Perennial 2–4' plant with dull green leaves and tiny white to purple blooms. Bees love the flowering tops, which are used for tea or herbal tincture. read more

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Allium schoenoprasum (80 days) Open-pollinated. Hardy perennial. 1-2' dark blue-green leaves are medium-fine, long and slender. Lilac-colored flowers bloom in June and July. read more

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Mentha pulegium Open-pollinated. Perennial. Hardy aromatic ground cover; plants creep with only the lavender flower stalks rising above the ground. read more

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Rosmarinus officinalis Open-pollinated. Beloved tender perennial growing to 3-4'. Cannot withstand temperatures below 17°, may be overwintered indoors if kept cool and moist. read more

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Spilanthes oleracea Open-pollinated. Highly frost-sensitive annual. Used as a ground cover in the south, it adds unusual beauty with its low growth habit and its cute yellow flowers with rayless red-orange centers. read more

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Stevia
Stevia rebaudiana (100-120 days) Open-pollinated. Perennial in Zone 9, so treat as an annual or bring indoors in a container. Grows into a bushy 2' plant with serrated leaves and white flowers in late summer. read more

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Urtica dioica Open-pollinated. Perennial. Grows 3-6'. Young shoots and leaves are delicious steamed as spring greens, very high in minerals and protein. read more

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Origanum majorana (80-95 days) Open-pollinated. Grown as an annual in the North. 1' plant with grey-green rounded leaves of enchanting sweet fragrance. read more

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Galium odoratum Open-pollinated. Perennial ground cover for shade. Whorls of pointed vanilla-scented leaves covered with clusters of tiny snowy-white spring flowers. 6-8" tall. read more

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Hypericum perforatum Open-pollinated. 1-3' perennial hardy to Zone 3. Pretty yellow flower of fields and meadows turns tinctures and oils deep red. read more

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Achillea millefolium Open-pollinated. Perennial grows 1-2', spreads slowly, preferring lean soil. Rich garden soil may produce lush 3' plants that need staking. Zone 2. read more

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Monarda fistulosa Open-pollinated. 3-4' plants bear aromatic lavender blossoms highly attractive to pollinators. read more

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Lactuca serriola (60 days) Open-pollinated. Readily growns as a spring-sown annual.Young leaves are edible, and the plant can be milked for its medicinal latex. read more

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Sinapis alba (70-85 days) Open-pollinated. As easy to grow as the leafy mustards. The variety of mustard most familiar to American palates, but pallid without the addition of turmeric. read more

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Matricaria recutita Open-pollinated. 7" plants, tiny golden flowers, may please Chamomile aficionados. read more

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Basil

Basil
Ocimum basilicum Open-pollinated. Vigorous mulberry-tinted basil with anise fragrance makes a highly decorative tall bushy plant. Slow to bolt. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum
(70 days) Open-pollinated. This Genovese-type impressed us in our 2023 basil trials. Bushes with shorter internodes have a... read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (60 days) Open-pollinated. Purple stems and flowers of standard Thai, but displayed upon a strong bushy umbrella form with wide and beautifully ample flowers. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (70 days) Open-pollinated. The choice of many connoisseurs for making pesto. Also called Perfumed Basil. Leaves are slightly smaller and finer than Sweet Basil with more aroma and potency. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (70 days) Open-pollinated. The choice of many connoisseurs for making pesto. Also called Perfumed Basil. Leaves are slightly smaller and finer than Sweet Basil with more aroma and potency. read more

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Basil
Ocimum tenuiflorum (100 days) Open-pollinated. A superior strain of Tulsi or Sacred basil, with a more compact growth habit and more pungent sweet flavor. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum Open-pollinated. Lettuce-leaf type has very large ruffled leaves suitable for rolling or stuffing. Flavor similar to sweet basil. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (64 days) Open-pollinated. Heirloom. Chosen for its intense lemony fragrance. Medium-sized bright green leaves. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (85 days) Open-pollinated. Deep purple plants with serrated and crinkled leaves. Will reach a height of 18" in peak summer heat. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (65 days) F-1 hybrid. Purple ruffled leaf basil. 12-14" stature and well-branched uniform habit. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum minimum (70 days) Open-pollinated. 8" and maintains a compact mound of light green leaves and white flowers. Its leaves are small, thin and strongly scented. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (70 days) Open-pollinated. The heaviest-yielding variety, recommended for drying, all-around great eating, and large-scale pesto production. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (70 days) Open-pollinated. The heaviest-yielding variety, recommended for drying, all-around great eating, and large-scale pesto production. read more

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Basil
Ocimum basilicum (60 days) Open-pollinated. An attractive 12-18" fine-leaved plant with purple stems, seed heads and flowers. read more

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Chervil

Chervil
Anthriscus cerefolium (60 days to full maturity) Open-pollinated. Flavorful lacy leaves for mesclun or microgreens. Slow-bolting. read more

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Anthriscus cerefolium (60 days to full maturity) Open-pollinated. Flavorful lacy leaves for mesclun or microgreens. Slow-bolting. read more

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Cilantro

Cilantro
Coriandrum sativum (55 days) Open-pollinated. Longstanding cilantro with great flavor. read more

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Cilantro
Coriandrum sativum (55 days) Open-pollinated. A standard cilantro variety, very similar to Santo in flavor and uniformity. read more

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Cilantro
Coriandrum sativum (30 days leaf, 45 days seed) Open-pollinated. This early-maturing cilantro is pungent in scent and taste and grows best in cool temperatures. read more

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Dill

Dill
Anethum graveolens (55 days) Open-pollinated. Bouquet is usually grown for dill weed production because its leaves are sweeter and more refined than those of Mammoth. read more

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Dill
Anethum graveolens (55 days) Open-pollinated. Bouquet is usually grown for dill weed production because its leaves are sweeter and more refined than those of Mammoth. read more

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Dill
Anethum graveolens (55 days) Open-pollinated. A dwarf variety suitable for small gardens or patio containers, multi-branching plants spread 18-24". read more

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Dill
Anethum graveolens Open-pollinated. Variety generally grown for its seeds. Can also be used as dill weed, but the foliage is slightly darker, coarser and stronger-tasting than that of Bouquet. read more

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Echinacea

Echinacea
Echinacea purpurea Open-pollinated. Easy-to-grow, 2-4' tall, native to a wide range of habitats, from Appalachian woods to Midwest prairies. read more

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Lavender

Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia Open-pollinated. Also known as English Lavender. Not a named variety; perhaps a less-refined habit than Vincenza Blue. read more

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Lavender
Lavandula angustifolia Open-pollinated. More compact habit than common Lavender with deeper green leaves and a more powerful, less sweet, aroma. 1' plants have bold clustered flower spikes with deep color from mid-July to early September. read more

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Oregano

Oregano
Origanum heracleoticum Open-pollinated. Perennial to Zone 4, but survives some winters in Zone 3. The true culinary herb for Greek and Italian cooking. Low-growing with fragrant dull green and purple leaves and white flowers. read more

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Oregano
Origanum syriacum Open-pollinated. An oregano that carries a bit of zing, and is a necessary ingredient in the condiment za’atar. Bushy tender perennial, hardy to Zone 10, grown as an annual in colder climes. read more

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Parsley

Parsley
Petroselinum crispum (75 days) Open-pollinated. Double-curled type with long upright stiff stems. Holds color all season, tolerates heat and repeated cuttings. read more

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Parsley
Petroselinum crispum (70 days) Open-pollinated. Italian heirloom. Flat-leaved parsley with good early seedling vigor and rich sweet flavor. Grows to 1' tall. read more

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Parsley
Petroselinum crispum (70 days) Open-pollinated. Italian heirloom. Flat-leaved parsley with good early seedling vigor and rich sweet flavor. Grows to 1' tall. read more

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Parsley
Petroselinum crispum (75 days) Open-pollinated. Dense triple-curled medium-green parsley. Slow to bolt, prolific, hardy. Delicious stems. read more

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Parsley
Petroselinum crispum (78 days) Open-pollinated. Smooth and shiny large wide dark green leaves. Upright form with vigorous growth. read more

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Savory

Satureja hortensis (70 days) Open-pollinated. Annual grows to 1½' with narrow dark green leaves and lavender flowers. Cut often during growing season, before blossoms appear. read more

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Satureja montana (100 days) Open-pollinated. Perennial. Leaves shinier and thicker, stronger and more pungent than Summer Savory. read more

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Skullcap

Skullcap
Scutellaria baicalensis Open-pollinated. Beautiful medicinal perennial with myriad small violet monkshood-shaped blooms on a 1–2' subshrub. Tolerates drought and grows best in light well-drained soil. read more

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Scutellaria lateriflora Open-pollinated. Native spreading 1–2' perennial with numerous small blue flowers. Also known as Virginia Skullcap. Herbalists use it for headaches and insomnia. read more

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