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Popular Annual and Perennial Herb Garden Seeds for growing areas in large and small home gardens, condo's, patio and rooftop gardens, container gardening and organic gardens too...!!!

Anise, Arugala, Sweet Large Leaved Basil, Lemon Basil, Spicy Globe Sweet Basil (Patio), Borage, Caraway seeds, Catgrass (wheatgrass), Cat Treat (ryegrass), Catnip, Chervil, Chives, Cilantro, Coriander and Dill Bouquet Herb Seeds


Hart's Anise Herb Seed
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ANISE Seed
Stock #: HSH4001     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Height 12 to 18 inches

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Anise should be grown in every home herb garden for ornamental use and outstanding border effect. Anise is used for flavoring candies, salads, poultry and in fragrance. Anise has a very nice licorice taste.

SOWING ... Anise seed can be sown early in the spring in a sunny well-drained location. Plant Anise seeds 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart, in rows 15 inches apart.

THINNING ... Thin Anise to 6 to 8 inches apart when plants are 2 inches tall.

GERMINATION ... Anise seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Watch the Anise plants carefully after flowers form to insure harvesting the seed before they fall to the ground. Use Anise seeds as flavoring in cookies, cakes and stews. Use fresh Anise leaves in salads as a garnish.


Hart's Arugala Herb Seed
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ARUGALA Seed
Stock #: HSH4002     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 40 Days
(Rocket - Rucola - Roquette)

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Arugala is a mustard-like leaf used as a green salad and is increasing in vegetable garden popularity. Tender young Arugala leaves with a robust, peppery flavor add a pleasant accent to tossed salads. Cook mature Arugala leaves with other greens to add a pleasant taste sensation.

SOWING ... Plant Arugala seed outdoors as soon as danger of frost is past. Plant Arugala seeds in rows 12-18 inches apart spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart and cover with 1/4 inch fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Arugala plants are 2 to 4 inches tall, thin to 12 to 18 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Arugala seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Late summer planting yield a fine fall Arugala crop. Foliage can be kept tender by continuous growth and frequent cutting. Pull Arugala plants in summer before they bolt to prevent self-sowing.


Hart's Sweet Basil Herb Seed
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Large Leaved SWEET BASIL Seed
Stock #: HSH4003     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 70 Days -- Height 18 to 24 inches
(Basilicone - Basilic Grand - Albahaca Dulce)

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Sweet Basil is an Italian Herb for seasoning soups, stews and sauces. Sweet Basil can be used either fresh or dried. Basil can be easily grown in pots or containers either indoors or outside. Basil is a great herb to grow for patio, apartment or rooftop gardens.

SOWING ... Plant basil seed outdoors after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Plant sweet basil in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover sweet basil seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When basil plants are 3 to 6 inches tall, thin or transplant 1 foot apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Sweet basil seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Lower basil leaves are picked allowing newer leaves to grow. Makes an attractive addition to any flower bed.


Hart's Small Leaved Lemon Basil Herb Seed
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Small Leaved LEMON BASIL Seed
Stock #: HSH2307     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 40 Days -- Height 12 to 15 inches
(Ocimum Citrodorum)

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This small leaf lemon basil is a favorite because of its unique lemony flavor. The lemon basil plant produces leaves that are good in salads, fruit salads, vegetable dishes and even fish. Lemon Basil is used either fresh or dried. The lemon basil can be easily grown in pots or containers either indoors or outside. Lemon basil is a great herb to grow for the patio, apartment or rooftop gardens.

SOWING ... Plant lemon basil seed outdoors after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Plant in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds germinate and start to grow.

THINNING ... When lemon basil plants are 3 to 5 inches tall, thin or transplant 1 foot apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Lemon basil seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Lower lemon basil leaves are picked allowing newer basil leaves to grow. Lemon basil makes an attractive addition to the flower bed too.


Hart's Small Leaved Spicy Globe Basil Herb Seed
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Spicy Globe BASIL Seed - Small Leaved for Patio
Stock #: HSH2907     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 70 Days -- Height 12 inches (Bush Type)

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* NEW * BUSH TYPE: A delightful tasting basil that is also highly ornamental. The best of the bush basil forms a globe shape that is covered with fine leaves about 1/2 inch long. Great for flower, vegetables and herb gardens as well as planting in small pots. The globe shape of the spicy basil goes great on the patio. A great herb to grow for the home patio, apartment or rooftop gardens. Try this tested and recommended Spicy Globe Basil variety in your kitchen herb garden this growing season.

SOWING ... Plant spicy globe basil seed outdoors after danger of frost is past or start indoors 4 to 6 weeks earlier. Plant in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover basil seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until basil seeds germinate and start to grow.

THINNING ... When spicy globe basil plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 1 foot apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Spicy globe basil seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Basil may be grown indoors year round if supplied with plenty of light. Use fresh, dried, frozen in salads, soups, sauces, meats and stuffing. Spicy globe basil makes an attractive addition to the flower bed too.


Hart's Borage Herb Seed
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BORAGE Seed
Stock #: HSH4004     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 80 days -- Height 18 to 24 inches
(Borago Officinalis)

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Borage is an attractive annual and should be grown in every home garden. Borage produces beautiful star-shaped blue flowers and cucumber-flavored leaves. Borage is used for flavor in salads, cream cheese, tall drinks or cook and eat like spinach.

SOWING ... Borage can be sown as early in the spring as the ground can be worked. The soil should be spaded deeply and the borage seed sown 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, 1 inch apart, in rows 18 inches apart.

THINNING ... Thin Borage 6 to 8 inches apart when the plants are 2 inches high.

GERMINATION ... Borage seed germinates in 14 to 18 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ...Borage flowers are used fresh for salad decorations and flavoring. In addition, Borage leaves may be boiled like Spinach.


Hart's Caraway Herb Seed
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CARAWAY Seed
Stock #: HSH4005     Price: $1.89
Hardy Biennial -- Height 18 to 24 inches

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Caraway herb should be grown in every home garden for ornamental and border effect. Caraway is invaluable for aromatic, medicinal, and flavoring purposes. Caraway has been grown for thousands of years for the licorice-like flavor of its seeds. It can be used to flavor pies, cakes, cookies, and breads. Grow some caraway this gardening season.

SOWING ... Sow Caraway seeds in early September for an early crop of seeds and leaves. Plant Caraway seeds 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep in well-drained soil and sunny location, 1 to 2 inches apart.

THINNING ... Thin Caraway to 12 inches apart when plants are 2 inches high.

GERMINATION ... Caraway seed germinates in 14 to 18 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Make cuttings of mature Caraway leaves about 1 inch above the ground and new leaves will form. For young salad greens, clip plants just above the soil; plants will grow new stems and leaves. Harvest caraway seeds, usually in August. The thick tapering roots, similar to parsnip, are considered a delicacy for the table.


Hart's Catgrass Wheatgrass Seed
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CATGRASS (Wheatgrass) Seed
Stock #: HSH4006     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Height 3 to 6 inches
(Wheat) - (Triticum aestivum)

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Cats and kittens love fresh grass and growing this catgrass (Wheatgrass) indoors, year round, is easy and fun. Cats will lay on Catgrass and eat some, which also helps prevent them from eating your tender houseplants. Catgrass is safe and nontoxic, and catgrass aids in their digestion. Order several packets of catgrass (Wheatgrass) for your cat or as a gift for a cat-lover you know. Also try a packet of Cat Treat (Ryegrass) and Catnip. Keep your cat happy all year round...!

SOWING ... Plant Catgrass (Wheatgrass) seed indoors any time of the year in a pot, flat-bottomed bowl or tray filled with any good soil mix available at your garden supply store. Plant Catgrass seed thinly and press into the soil (not quite covering the seeds) and mist with water. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot (both night and day) until Catgrass seeds sprout. Remove plastic after germination and water whenever soil appears dry.

THINNING ... None required.

GERMINATION ... Catgrass (Wheatgrass) seed germinates in 4 to 7 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ...When Catgrass (Wheatgrass) plants are 3 inches high, place it on the floor for your cats enjoyment. Occasionally add a houseplant fertilizer to maintain good growth. Catgrass is a member of the grain family and will grow tall if not trimmed.


Hart's Cat Treat Ryegrass Seed
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CAT TREAT (Ryegrass) Seed
Stock #: HSH40069     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Height 3 to 6 inches
(Annual Ryegrass) - (Lolium multiflorum)

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Cats and kittens love grass and growing catgrass indoors, year round, is easy and fun. Cats will lay on the Cat Treat (Ryegrass) and eat some, which also helps prevent them from eating your tender houseplants. Cat Treat (Ryegrass) is safe and nontoxic, and aids in their digestion. Order several packets for your cat or as a gift for a cat-lover you know. Also try a packet of Catgrass (Wheat) and Catnip. Keep your cat happy all year round.

SOWING ... Plant Cat Treat (Ryegrass) seed indoors any time of the year in a pot, flat-bottomed bowl or tray filled with any good soil mix available at your garden supply store. Plant Cat Treat (Ryegrass) seed thinly and press into the soil (not quite covering the seeds) and mist with water. Cover with plastic wrap and place in a warm spot (both night and day) until Cat Treat (Ryegrass) seeds sprout. Remove plastic after germination and water whenever soil appears dry.

THINNING ... None required.

GERMINATION ... Cat Treat (Ryegrass) seed germinates in 4 to 7 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ...When Cat Treat (Ryegrass) plants are 3 inches high, place it on the floor for your cats enjoyment. Occasionally add a houseplant fertilizer to maintain good growth. Cat Treat (Ryegrass) is a member of the grain family and will grow tall if not trimmed.


Hart's Catnip Seed
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CATNIP Seed
Stock #: HSH4007     Price: $1.89
Hardy Perennial -- Height 18 to 24 inches
(Nepeta Cataria)

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Catnip is a perennial herb made famous because of the attraction cats have for this plant. The silver-green leaves and young shoots of the Catnip plant are also used as seasoning and a flavoring in tea. Catnip plants have attractive pale-pink or white flower-spikes which attract birds and bees into your garden to aid garden pollination.

SOWING ... Plant Catnip seed outdoors in a sunny or partial shady location. Catnip seed should be sown 1/8 inch deep and covered with fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... Thin Catnip to 18 inches apart when plants are 2 inches tall.

GERMINATION ... Catnip seed germinates in 14 to 18 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Catnip will grow with only ordinary attention. It is only necessary to keep down weeds in order to have Catnip plants succeed for several years in the same location.


Hart's Chervil Herb Seed
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CHERVIL Seed
Stock #: HSH4008     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Height 18 to 24 inches

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Chervil should be grown in every home garden for ornamental and border effect. Chervil is invaluable for aromatic and flavoring purposes. Chervil is used as a parsley-like flavor for soups.

SOWING ... Chervil can be sown in early spring in well-spaded soil. Plant seeds 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep, 1 inch apart, in rows 18 inches apart.

THINNING ... Thin Chervil to 8 inches apart when plants are 2 inches high.

GERMINATION ... Chervil seed germinates in 7 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Chervil is used like parsley, fresh and dried. To dry for winter use, cut Chervil often to prevent flowering. Gather Chervil leaves on a dry summer day. Place leaf sprays on stretched cheesecloth or netting in a cool shed or room. When dry, remove leaves from stems and seal in wide mouth bottles.


Hart's Chives Herb Seed
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CHIVES Seed
Stock #: HSH4009     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- 8 to 12 inches tall

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This hardy perennial herb is easy to grow and can be planted with flowers, vegetables or other herbs. Use Chives as a border or in pots, either indoors or outside. Chives have thin, green tube-like tops which have a mild onion flavor and are used for flavoring salads, soups, stews and stir-fry. Chives grows well in a sunny or slightly shaded location. A great herb to grow for patio, apartment or rooftop gardens. Plant and try some chives this season.

SOWING ... Plant Chives seed outdoors as soon as ground can be worked. Plant Chives seed in rows 12 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover Chives seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until the seeds start to grow.

THINNING ... When Chives are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 4 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Chives seed germinates in 10 to 15 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... When Chive plants are 4 inches tall, cut outer leaves near ground with scissors, use fresh or frozen. When Chives are in flower, the lavender blooms make a very decorative border.


Hart's Garlic Chives Mild Flavor Herb Seed
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GARLIC CHIVES (Mild Flavor) Seed
Stock #: HSH2308     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- 10 to 12 inches tall

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A grass-like perennial herb of the onion family. Flat tube-like tops which are cut as needed. Garlic chives are easy to grow and can be planted with flowers, vegetables or other herbs. The thin, green tube-like tops have a mild flavor midway between garlic and onion, and are used for flavoring salads, soups, stews and stir-fry. Use Garlic Chives as a garden border or in pots, either indoors or outside on the patio or kitchen herb garden.

SOWING ... Plant garlic chive seed outdoors as soon as ground can be worked. Plant seed in rows 12 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover garlic chive seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds germinate and start to grow.

THINNING ... When garlic chives plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 4 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Garlic chives seed germinates in 10 to 15 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... When garlic chive plants are 5 to 10 inches tall, cut outer leaves near ground with scissors. Use garlic chives fresh or freeze for later use. When in bloom, the flowers are of a glorious white and are very decorative in a border setting. Garlic chives grow well in a sunny or slightly shaded locations.


Hart's Cilantro or Coriander Herb Seed
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CILANTRO (Coriander) Seed
Stock #: HSH4010     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 65 Days -- Height 18 to 24 inches
(Chinese Parsley - Yuen Sai - Coriander)

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Cilantro (Coriander) is very popular, and this easy to grow herb produces parsley-like leaves that are spicier than regular parsley. Cilantro is used to flavor, meats, fowl and spicy dishes. The aromatic and flavorful seeds (Coriander) are used in potpourri and to flavor pastry, beans, stew, stuffing, sausage and fish. Cilantro (Coriander) is a very essential herb for great salsa flavoring. Has very flavorful leaves and stems.

SOWING ... Plant Cilantro (Coriander) seed outdoors in a sunny location after danger of frost is past. Plant Cilantro (Coriander) in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in row. Cover Cilantro (Coriander) seed with 1/2 inch of fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Cilantro (Coriander) plants are 1 to 2 inches tall, thin plants 8 inches apart. Does not transplant well.

GERMINATION ... Cilantro (Coriander) seed germinates in 15 to 20 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Protect Cilantro (Coriander) from wind. Cut Cilantro leaves sparingly when plants are 4 to 6 inches high. Gather the Coriander seeds as they ripen. Coriander seeds may be used whole or crushed.


Hart's Bouquet Dill Herb Seed
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(Bouquet) DILL Seed
Stock #: HSH4011     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 70 Days -- Height 24 to 36 inches
(Aneth - Eneldo - Aneto)

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Dill is an easy to grow and attractive annual whose pleasingly aromatic young stems are used for flavoring soups and sauces. Dill seeds as well as the herbage are essential in making dill pickles. Chopped dill leaves have a rare affinity for sour cream and cucumbers.

SOWING ... Sow Dill seed outdoors as soon as the danger of frost is past. Plant Dill seed in rows 1-1/2 to 2 feet apart, spacing the dill seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover dill seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until Dill seeds begin to grow.

THINNING ... When Dill plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 6 to 8 inches apart in the row. Does not transplant well.

GERMINATION ... Dill seeds germinate in 10 to15 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Separate Dill seeds from heads by shaking loose in paper bag. Cut and use Dill leaves either fresh or dried.




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