Ginny's Herbs - Heirloom herb catalogue NZ

 Ginny's Herbs supplies herb plants and a small variety of seeds of old, tried & true non-hybrid and heirloom vegetables  by mail order throughout New Zealand-you are most welcome to join many subscribers for my monthly newsletter.

Please note: if you are wanting more than 3 plants of any particular plant, please contact me before ordering to check if I have enough in stock.

Please note: Mail orders are sent out the Monday after receiving payment, to ensure they get to their destination before the following weekend.Note:maximize your courirer fee by ordering 4-6 plants for the same low $6.00 rate.  You are now able to pay using your credit card though Paypal.

Those of you who live in or around Whangarei- a selection of my old, tried and true vegetable seedlings are now only available at Palmers Gardenworld, Whangarei.

Jerusalem artichoke tubers are now available again for this year!

            My  courses at CEW at Kamo High School for the third term of 2014 are now  listed on the right- from each one you can go direct to CEW. to find out more! Remember those of you who do not live locally can buy the course notes from the catalogue in the top left hand corner.

     

I have 2 new tea towels now available- one features healing herbs and the other heirloom vegetables. Printed on the same good quality material as the others, these make lovely gifts, especially for posting around New Zealand or overseas. This makes 5 designs in my tea towel range and I have been delighted at the interest in them- they are available in varying gift packs in my gift range.

 

New! I now have aprons available the same as my tea towels- great gifts for the cooks in your family- stove or barbecue!They can be found in the gift range link above.

As we are into winter, many of the winter dormant herbs will not be showing, as I like to get them through the winter and put them back in the spring when they have started to shoot- horseradish is one of these. If you would still like to purchase any of these winter dormant herbs, please contact me.

                      

   

Herb Recipes

Mix 2 tbsps of mustard powder, 2 tbsps flour, 1/2 tsp salt and 2tsp sugar together. Blend with vinegar to make a smooth paste, and add 1 tbsp of very finely chopped herbs.

Use horseradish (hot!), marjoram, parsley, sweet marigold or sage.

Let mature for 2-4 weeks before using. Serve with appropriate meats.

Plants to Try

Angelica archangelica, 50 cm Biennial. This is the angelica used for taking the bitterness out of rhubarb etc. Just put some pieces of stalk in while cooking. The stems are also candied for...

$4.45

Angelica pachycarpa, 1m Biennial. Usually self seeds. These leaves are great for floral arrangements.

$4.45

Cynara scolymus 1-2m Biennial, this large stately plant has leaves that are edible when young, and the edible fruit. It looks magnificent as a wind break or hedge, and the leaves are in demand...

$4.45

Stachys officinalis, 30cm. Perennial, this attractive little plant has serrated green leaves, and a dainty pink flower. It is well known in France as a herb tea. Prefers semi shade.

$5.00

Borago officinalis 50cm Annual, self-seeds; known as the friendly herb. Flowers can be crystallised and frozen in ice cubes, flower rings. Use small leaves in salads; they taste like cucumber. Try...

$4.50

Sanguisorba minor. 30cm. Perennial. Attractive plant with its small round leaves which taste like cucumber. Great in salads, herb butters, sauces and vinegars. Try floating them in soups, and...

$4.45

Cynara cardunculus, 1-2m. Perennial, and a magnificent foliage plant. Thistle-like blue or purple flowers in late summer - these are popular in dried flower arrangements. Plant 1 m apart. Young...

$4.45

Dactylis Glomerata 30cm The soft grass that cats love - it is their `medicine'. It is now classed as a herb because of the large number of cats that are kept indoors and they need to have...

$4.45

Anthemis tinctoria, 30cm Perennial, this attractive lacy grey-leaved plant is a good ground cover for banks and dry places. The two-tone yellow flower makes a yellow, khaki or gold dye for wool...

$5.00

Chamaemelum nobile, 30cm Perennial. This old English herb has white daisy flowers with yellow centres, and a lovely green ferny foliage which makes a lovely lawn, or seat. It also encourages...

$4.45

Trifolium pratense. Also known as trefoil, this very medicinal and pretty clover acts as a lovely ground cover and bee plant. Used for bronchial complaints and whooping cough.

$4.00

Chrysanthemum balsamita. Perennial, this low growing plant is also known as the Bible Leaf plant, as it was used as a bookmark in Bibles to keep away moths and insects. It was also used to make...

$5.50

Helichrysum angustifolium 60cm This silver-leafed plant has a delightful aroma of curry when the leaves are touched. It is never used with meat, but is great with fish and egg dishes. Try it...

$5.00

Antheum graveolens, 1m Annual, not recommended for midsummer or mid winter. Very versatile herb. Try leaves in savory dishes, soups as well as the traditional fish dishes, and for garnishing....

$4.50

Coleus cannis, 40cm. Another succulent type,does well in dry places as ground cover. It has a smell you either like or hate, which is said to repel dogs. The flower is purple, not unlike a...

$4.45

Dianthus caryophyllus, 50cm. Perennial. Clove pink - the original carnation. Can be anything from single flowers through to semi-doubles and doubles. Glorious rich colours, and combinations of...

$4.00

Chrysanthem parthenium, 50cm. A perennial, this daisy-like bush with its white and yellow flowers is attractive. It has a multitude of medicinal uses, but is most well-known as the `Headache...

$4.45

1m. A wonderful statement plant; with its magnificent flower/ seed head which can be dried, and painted if desired, for floral arrangements. The original `teasel' used in Great Britain for...

$4.45

Pelagonium tomentosum 50 cm Perennial. This plant is a large, sprawling grower, with very fragrant large furry leaves, and looks as if it is covered in snow when its flowers are out. It has been...

$5.50

Chenopodium, 30cm. An old `pot herb', this is a cousin of spinach and swiss chard. Use the leaves in the same way - they are full of trace elements and vitamin C.

$4.45

Centella asiatica. Perennial. Also known as Pennyweed, Pennywort, and many other names. A creeping herb, it likes the same conditions as violets; shady and dampish. It is well-known to help with...

$5.00

40cm. Perennial, with blue flowers. This ancient herb, now more known as a cottage garden plant, likes a semi-shaded position.

$4.50

Cymbopogon citratus, 70cm. Perennial. The East Indian one does well up here in the North, and seems to have a sweeter flavour. With its red stems it is very decorative, and looks good in a pot....

$4.45

A six-pack of herbs in a cane multipurpose basket. Ideal for Christmas gifts, birthdays, weddings etc. Couriered to anywhere in New Zealand.

$45.00

A six-pack of herbs in a cane multipurpose basket. Ideal for Christmas gifts, birthdays, weddings etc. Couriered to anywhere in New Zealand.

$45.00

A six-pack of herbs in a cane multipurpose basket. Ideal for Christmas gifts, birthdays, weddings etc. Couriered to anywhere in New Zealand.

$45.00

A six-pack of herbs in a cane multipurpose basket. Ideal for Christmas gifts, birthdays, weddings etc. Couriered to anywhere in New Zealand.

$45.00

A six-pack of herbs in a cane multipurpose basket. Ideal for Christmas gifts, birthdays, weddings etc. Couriered to anywhere in New Zealand.

$45.00

Variegated, this mint is most attractive - my Mum uses it with red geraniums for a Christmas flower arrangement! It can be used as any other mint, for teas, flavourings, etc.

$4.00

Mentha bascilicum. Perennial, needs to be contained. A wonderful tasting mint with green rounded leaves.Untold uses, can be used as basil or mint.

$4.00

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