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

Sweet Florence Fennel, Lavender, Oregano, Moss Curled Parsley, Italian Plain Leaf Parsley, Rosemary, Broad leaf Sage, Sorrel, Spearmint, Summer Savory, Sweet Marjoram, Tarragon, and Thyme Herb garden seed

Customer Note: Sorry, express or expedited shipping IS NOT AVAILABLE for this product.

June 17, 2009

Please note that most of our vegetable, flower and herb seeds - including collections - are now SOLD OUT for the season. Please check back with us in January for the 2010 seeds.

Our Pumpkin Patch is still fully stocked with all varieties, and our Country Store has a full selection of great gardening gifts.


Hart's Sweet Florence Fennel Herb Seed
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Sweet Florence FENNEL Seed
Stock #: HSH4012     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 110 Days -- Height 24 to 30 inches
(Fenouil - Finocchio a testa de Firenze)

Out of Stock for the Season

This variety of Fennel -- Sweet Florence, produces a large bulb at the surface of the ground which makes an excellent vegetable with a peculiar but pleasing flavor. Fennel is widely used in Italy and by people of Italian descent in this country.

SOWING ... Plant Fennel seed in spring as soon as danger of frost is past. Fennel may be planted as late as July for fall use. Space Fennel seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in rows 2 feet apart and cover Fennel seeds with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds start to grow.

THINNING ... When Fennel plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin or transplant 1 foot apart in the row.

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

REMARKS ... When the Fennel plants are half grown, blanch the bulbs by piling soil around the bottom of the plant to cover the bulbs.


Hart's Lavender Herb Seed
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LAVENDER Seed
Stock #: HSH4013     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 85 Days -- Height 18 to 24 inches

Out of Stock for the Season

Lavender should be grown in every home garden for ornamental and border effect. Lavender is not an edible herb, being used only for scenting purposes. Lavender is commonly used in gift sachets and placed in closets to ward away moths.

SOWING ... Lavender seed can be sown as early in the spring as ground can be worked in a sunny, well-drained, well-limed soil. Plant Lavender seed 1/8 inch deep and cover seeds with fine soil, well pressed down, 1 inch apart.

THINNING ... Thin 10 to 12 inches apart when Lavender plants are 2 inches high.

GERMINATION ... Lavender seed germinates in 10-20 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... To dry Lavender for sachet use, gather herb on a dry day in summer when flowers on plants are fully opened. Place in a cool shed or room. Place flower spikes on frames of stretched cheesecloth or netting for air circulation. When Lavender is dry, remove flowers from stems and seal in wide mouth bottles.


Hart's Oregano Seed
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OREGANO Seed
Stock #: HSH4014     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 90 Days -- Height 12 to 18 inches
(Origanum Majorana Vulgare)

Out of Stock for the Season

Oregano is a popular cooking herb used extensively in Italian, Mexican and Spanish cuisine. Oregano is an attractive shrub-like perennial herb grown for the aromatic leaves. Oregano is used fresh or dried to flavor soups, sauces, chilies, pizza, spaghetti, salad dressings, meats, and much more. Fresh kitchen garden herbs add a wonderful and completely different dimension to your food enjoyment.

SOWING ... Select a sunny location and sow Oregano seed after all danger of frost has passed. Oregano is a perennial, so plant in a permanent location. Plant Oregano seed 1/16 inch deep, in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seeds 1 inch apart in the row. Cover seed with fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... Thin Oregano plants to 1 to 1-1/2 feet apart.

GERMINATION ... Oregano seed germinates in 10 to 20 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Oregano flavor is best before plant blooms. Pick Oregano leaves as needed and use fresh or dry. Oregano leaves may be frozen. Oregano grows well in containers, indoors and out. Firm soil over seed. Oregano responds well to trimming.


Hart's Moss Curled Parsley Herb Seed
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Moss Curled PARSLEY Seed
Stock #: HSH4015     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 70 Days -- Height 10 to 12 inches
(Persil - Perejil - Pressemolo)

Out of Stock for the Season

This variety of Moss Curled Parsley makes an excellent garnish and is used very extensively. Moss Curled Parsley forms a dense dwarf growth of curled and crumpled leaves of a beautiful rich green color. Moss Curled Parsley is easy to grow in the garden or in pots during the winter, does well in sun or shade. Moss Curled Parsley is perfect for apartment, rooftop or condo growing.

SOWING ... Sow Parsley seed outdoors as early as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When Parsley plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 4 or 5 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Parsley seed is very slow to germinate, taking 3 to 4 weeks depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Sometimes parsley fails entirely if planted during a particularly dry period. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Parsley roots potted indoors during the winter will continue to supply an abundance of leaves. Some gardeners like to soak the seed a few hours before planting to aid in germination. Parsley is a rich source of iron in the diet.


Hart's Italian Plain Leaf Parsley Seed
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Italian or Plain Leaf PARSLEY Seed
Stock #: HSH4016     Price: $1.89
Biennial -- Matures in 72 Days -- Height 12 to 15 inches
(Persil - Perejil - Pressemolo)

Out of Stock for the Season

Italian or Plain Leaf Parsley is a kitchen favorite as it has foliage, which is medium dark green, flat and deeply cut. Italian or Plain Leaf parsley is more flavorful than the curled types. Parsley is gathered, dried and put into airtight jars to be used during the winter for flavoring soups, stews and sauces. Grow some parsley in small containers on the kitchen window sill.

SOWING ... Sow parsley seed outdoors as early as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 15 inches apart, spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover parsley seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When parsley plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 4 or 5 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Parsley seed is very slow to germinate, taking 3 to 4 weeks depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. It sometimes fails entirely if planted during a particularly dry period. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Some gardeners like to soak the parsley seed a few hours before planting to aid germination. For fresh parsley all winter, a few plants can be grown indoors in pots, and placed in a sunny window. Parsley is a rich source of iron in the diet.


Hart's Rosemary Herb Seed
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ROSEMARY Seed
Stock #: HSH4017     Price: $1.89
Tender Perennial -- Matures in 85 Days -- Height 18 to 36 inches
(Rosmarinus Officinalis)

Out of Stock for the Season

The aromatic rosemary leaves of this shrubby evergreen perennial may be used fresh or dried to provide a delightful seasoning to chicken, stew, and all meats. In mild winter areas, rosemary makes an excellent hedge. Elsewhere, rosemary is best grown in moveable containers or as an annual. Add Rosemary and greenery to your patio.

SOWING ... Sow rosemary seed outdoors as early in the spring as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 12 inches apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until seeds begin to grow.

THINNING ... When rosemary plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 6 to 8 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Rosemary seed routinely germinates poorly. The seed we supply is of the highest quality available from the current crop and will germinate approximately 25% in 14 to 28 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Rosemary flavor is best before plant blossoms. Pick Rosemary leaves and sprigs as needed and use fresh or dry. Rosemary leaves may be frozen.


Hart's Broad Leaf Sage Herb Seed
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Broad Leaf SAGE Seed
Stock #: HSH4018     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 75 Days -- Height 12 to 24 inches
(Salvia Officinalis)

Out of Stock for the Season

Sage is a perennial herb that can be harvested in the first year. Sage is a very popular garden and kitchen herb. Sage is widely used as poultry seasoning, as well as in sausage, soups, stuffing and stews. Sage can also be grown in planters or pots. Sage is perfect for apartment, rooftop gardens or condo growing.

SOWING ... Plant sage in a permanent spot in your herb garden. Sage seed can be sown as early in spring as the ground can be worked. Sow Sage seed 1/4 inch deep and cover seed with fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... Thin to 10 inches apart when sage plants are 2 inches high.

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

REMARKS ... Sage leaves can be cut anytime for fresh use. For winter use, cut entire sage plant and hang upside down to dry. Then remove leaves and pack in jars.


Hart's Sorrel Herb Seed
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SORREL Seed
Stock #: HSH4020     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 60 Days -- Height 8 to 10 inches

Out of Stock for the Season

The Sorrel leaves have a mildly sour lemon flavor and are used in soups and salads. Sorrel leaves also make excellent "greens" when cooked like Spinach.

SOWING ... Plant Sorrel seeds outdoors after all danger of frost is past, in rich, well-prepared soil. Plant seed very thinly in rows 18 inches apart and cover seed with 1/4 inch of soil, well pressed down.

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

GERMINATION ... Sorrel seed germinates in 4 to 10 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Do not allow the sorrel plants to exhaust themselves by going to seed. New sorrel plants should be started, or the old plants should be divided.


Hart's Spearmint Herb Seed
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SPEARMINT Seed
Stock #: HSH4021     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 80 Days -- Height 18 to 30 inches
(Mentha Spicata)

Out of Stock for the Season

Spearmint is an easy to grow, popular hardy perennial herb with intensely flavored green leaves. Spearmint leaves may be used dried or fresh in salads, sauces, jellies, vegetable, meats, and potpourri or as a garnish. Ideal for the apartment, patio or rooftop dweller.

SOWING ... Sow Spearmint seed in spring as early as ground can be worked or late summer or early fall. Plant seed 1/16 inch deep and cover with fine soil, well pressed down. Spearmint may also be grown in patio and rooftop garden containers.

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

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

REMARKS ... Spearmint will grow most anywhere, in shade as well as in sun. Spearmint spreads rapidly when established.


Hart's Summer Savory Herb Seed
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SUMMER SAVORY Seed
Stock #: HSH4022     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 60 Days -- Height 12 to 18 inches

Out of Stock for the Season

Summer savory leaves are used fresh or dried in dressings, salads, soups and stews.

SOWING ... Sow in full sunlight in early spring. Plant Summer Savory seeds 1/4 inch deep in well-drained soil, 1 inch apart in rows.

THINNING ... When Summer Savory plants are 2 inches tall, thin to 6 inches apart each way.

GERMINATION ... Summer Savory seed germinates in 14 to 21 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... To develop stronger flavor, harvest Summer Savory leaves before flowers develop. To dry for winter, cut leaves on a bright day and dry quickly in the shade. Store Summer Savory leaves in airtight jars.


Hart's Sweet Marjoram Herb Seed
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SWEET MARJORAM Seed
Stock #: HSH4023     Price: $1.89
Annual -- Matures in 72 Days -- Height 12 inches

Out of Stock for the Season

Sweet Marjoram makes an attractive border or container plant. Leaves have a sweet, spicy smell and flavor. The Marjoram leaves are used fresh or dried to flavor fish, stuffing, soup, salads, vegetables, and more. Ideal for the apartment, patio or rooftop dweller.

SOWING ... Sow sweet marjoram seeds in a sunny location after danger of frost is past. Prefers well-limed soil. Cover seed 1/8 inch with fine soil or peat moss and keep moist. Marjoram seed germination is often slow, taking up to three weeks. Sweet Marjoram seed may be started early indoors.

THINNING ... Thin to 6 to 8 inches when Sweet Marjoram plants are 2 inches high.

GERMINATION ... Sweet Marjoram seed germination can take up to 3 weeks, based on soil temperature and weather conditions. Patience is necessary in this phase.

REMARKS ... Harvest Marjoram leaves at any time. Cut frequently to prevent blossoming. Store in air tight containers. Use Sweet Marjoram fresh or the dried leaves in soups, or stuffing.


Hart's Tarragon Herb Seed
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TARRAGON Seed
Stock #: HSH4024     Price: $1.89
Hardy Perennial -- Height 18 to 24 inches

Out of Stock for the Season

Tarragon should be grown in every home garden for ornamental and border effect. Pruning will help keep tarragon plants trim and bushy. Tarragon is used for flavoring gourmet vinegars and a wide range of other fine foods.

SOWING ... Tarragon seed can be sown as early in the spring as the ground can be worked, in a sunny well-drained location. Plant seeds 1/8 inch deep and cover with fine soil, well pressed down. Tarragon plants may also be started indoors early.

THINNING ... Thin to 8 to 12 inches apart when Tarragon plants are 2 inches tall.

GERMINATION ... Tarragon Seed germinates in 10 to 14 days depending on soil temperature and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Tarragon chopped leaves are used in sauces and dressings and to add flavor to bland vegetables and broiled meats.


Hart's Thyme Herb Seed
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THYME Seed
Stock #: HSH4025     Price: $1.89
Perennial -- Matures in 85 Days -- Height 8 to 12 inches
(Thymus Vulgaris) - DEER RESISTANT

Out of Stock for the Season

LOW GROWING: Thyme is invaluable for aromatic, medicinal and flavoring purposes. Thyme is a low growing herb that is a mainstay in French cooking, Thyme should be grown in every home garden for ornamental and border effect. Try growing some thyme this gardening season.

SOWING ... Plant Thyme seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant Thyme in rows 18 inches apart spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the rows. Cover the seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until the seeds start to grow.

THINNING ... When Thyme plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 6 to 8 inches apart in the row.

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

REMARKS ... Dry Thyme for winter use. Gather the herb on a dry day when flowers on plants are fully opened. Hang leaf sprays in a cool shed or room until dry. When dry, remove Thyme leaves from stems and seal in wide-mouth jars.




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