German Chamomile: 75 days to flower. Annual. Matricaria chamomilla is the classic variety so commonly found in tea blends and attractive to beneficial pollinators of all kinds. An easy to grow plant that’s not picky about soil and nutrient requirements; water it regularly and it makes a beautiful addition to any garden. Harvest blossoms by hand, or invest in a chamomile rake to make larger harvests more feasible. The leaves can also be used in tea. Plants easily reseeds following their early flowering period. Plant once and leave around and expect more the following year.
Burdock Root: 90 days to immature root. 180 days to mature root. Biennial. Known as "Gobo" in Japan, burdock root (Arctium lappa) is a delicious food highly valued in Japan; it is often grated and included in ferments (Kimchi), or cooked as a main or side dish. Dry roots for rehydrating in soups and stews in the wintertime, adding a nutritional punch to the meal.The root can be harvested in the first year.
Spearmint: 60 days. Hardy perennial. A rhizomatous plant that grows well in most temperate climates. It will tolerate anything from full sun to full shade but its vigor and tenderness will be determined by the amount of water it receives. Once established, spearmint is very low maintenance and is a must have for all culinary herb gardens. Fresh or dried leaves are delicious as tea.
Kapoor Tulsi: Holy Basil. A compact, green leaved holy basil native throughout subtropical and tropical Asian geographies. Kapoor produces sweet tasting foliage ideal for making tea; it’s the most frequently grown of the holy basil types, and is easy to grow and works well in container gardens. Plants grow up to two feet tall and are typically grown as annuals in most temperate climates, but the perennial nature of the plant means it can overwinter in warmer winter climates (Zone 10).
Catnip: 100 days from seed to harvestable foliage. Perennial. Well-known for the energetic and at times unpredictable effects it has upon our feline companions. This mint family perennial is native to Europe, Africa and Asia. It's easy to start from seed and propagate through mature root divisions. Most of the plant's volatile oils contain the chemical nepetalactone, which is the primary active ingredient that effect cats. Catnip is beneficial to humans as well; culinary use as a seasoning, and in folk medicine as remedy to treat colds and colic. Modern studies have also demonstrated its effectiveness as an insect repellent.
About The Plant Good Seed Company: Carrying certified organic vegetable, flower, and herb seeds, including improved rare and heirloom varieties. Many varieties have been sourced directly from their home farm and a network of small scale seed growers. Their seed varieties are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Their mission is to propagate plant biodiversity, improve existing open-pollinated and heirloom vegetable varieties for better performance in organic farming and gardening contexts. They're motivated by a curiosity and for the sensuous world and its panoply of colors, textures, and flavors.
-Includes German chamomile, Burdock root, Spearmint, Kappor Tulsi, Catnip
German chamomile: 1,000 seeds
Burdock root: 50 seeds
Spearmint: 400 seeds
Kappor Tulsi: 200 seeds
Catnip: 200 seeds