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 only- I do not supply overseas. I am not open to the public.

Peppermint geranium and pyrethrum daisy are now available.

Please note: if you are wanting 3 or more plants of any particular plant, please contact me before ordering to check if I have enough in stock. Mail orders are sent out early in the week after receiving payment, to ensure they get to their destination before the following weekend.Note: maximise your courier fee by ordering 4-6 plants for the same low $6.00 rate (excluding R.D. addresses). If you are on an R.D., please choose the correct option. You are now able to pay using your credit card though Paypal, or by internet banking.

Please note:  I have my book at the special price of $15.00. This special price also applies to the gift sets including my book , so check them out!

My book makes a great gift for all sorts of occasions- check out my gift range for other ideas as well! My sister site 'ginnyscrafts' offers a large variety of gifts from practical baby gifts to original gift ideas for women of all ages plus lovely original gifts for the home, including some more herbal ones- have a look  at https://felt.co.nz/shop/ginnyscrafts.

 

     

Five teatowels are available- printed on  good quality material  these make lovely gifts, especially for posting around New Zealand or overseas. I have been delighted at the interest in them- they are available in varying gift packs in my gift range.

 

 I also 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.

 

                      

   

Herb Recipes

The traditional stuffing, used in poultry, mutton and beef.

Breadcrumbs made from 1-2 day old bread, 2-3 onions, several fresh sage leaves chopped finely, 1 egg, salt and pepper to taste. (Save a piece of crust).

Mix all together to make a firm ball, and place inside meat.

Put the piece of bread crust in last before skewering or tying. This helps prevent the stuffing popping out during cooking.

Plants to Try

Coleus amboinicus, 30 cm Green fleshy serrated leaves, very aromatic. Mainly used as you would bay leaves, but can be chopped and used in salads etc if you like strong flavour. A succulent type...

$10.00

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 for...

$4.45

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...

$6.00

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

Antheum graveolens, dwarf type. 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...

$5.00

Oenthera Iamarckiana, 50cm. Biennial. well-known medicinal herb for women's problems, this one is also sought after for cottage gar dens with its lovely yellow bell-like flowers. Self seeds....

$5.00

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...

$5.00

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...

$6.00

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....

$5.50

Marjorana hortensis, 50cm. A tender perennial shrub, and a good bee plant - also known as Knotted Marjoram, because of its flower shape. Used for many culinary dishes - my son loves it in Lasagne...

$5.50

Althea officinalis, 1m winter dormant Perennial.. Try a tea made from the leaves to aid coughs and bronchitis. The powdered or crushed roots make a good poultice.

$5.00

Artemisia vulgaris, 1-2m. This herb is not recommended for planting in a small garden - here in the North it grows rapidly with strong suckers, and can easily choke the rest of your garden! It is...

$6.00

Verbascum thapsus L. 2m in flower. Biennial, with huge woolly leaves and a magnificent flower spike of yellow flowers. This herb has been around for centuries, and has had many interesting uses,...

$5.00

70cm Perennial, this beautiful green-leaves oregano is a typical ground cover all year until summer, when it sends up flower stems, covered in little pink/white bell-like flowers. The leaves can...

$6.00

40cm. Perennial, with lime green leaves, which deter the insects. It has white daisies with yellow centres. A very pretty plant, and great as a border. A cousin of Feverfew.

$5.00

Prunella vulgaris. This perennial ground cover has an unusual pinky/purple flower. It has several medicinal uses- as eyewash, mouthwash, poultice to clean wounds. It is also known as one of nature...

$5.00

Stevia rebaudiana 50cm. Winter dormant. This wonderful herb is 300 times sweeter than sugar, and is a godsend for diabetics who need a sweetener. It is easy to use, and also looks attractive with...

$6.00

Allium fistulosum, 50cm. Perennial, so nearly lost, these are bunching onions - use either the leaves (as you would chives), the bulbs (as you would shallots). Lovely mild taste.

$6.00

Achillea millefolium, 60cm. Perennial, spreads. Good ground cover. Many uses, including being one of the bio-dynamic preparation herbs. Use the young leaves in salads, make a tea from the leaves...

$5.00

Unsure what to give a gardener for a gift? I have available gift vouchers for $10.00 or $20.00. Note: gift voucher comes out to $10.00 when GST is added at the end of purchase.

$10.00

Unsure what to give a gardener for a gift? I have available gift vouchers for $10.00 or $20.00. Note: This gift voucher is for $20.00 when GST is added at end of purchase.

$20.00

Easy herbal Flea Spray
1 teabag each of chamomile, valerian,licorice and mint teas.
(or 1 tsp each of the fresh herb.)
Witch hazel
Small spray bottle
Method:
...

$0.00

Aromatic Herbal Flea Spray.

4 tbsp. white cedar essential oil
2/3 cup rosemary essential oil
4 tbsp. peppermint essential oil
½ cup citronella essential oil
4 tbsp....

$0.00

Anti-flea pet pillow.
2 pieces strong fabric, about 8 inches square.
2 cups dried pennyroyal
1 cup dried wormwood
1 cup dried lavender
1 cup dried rosemary
1...

$0.00

1 cup lavender flowers
1 cup rosemary
1 box baking soda
Mix well, sprinkle over vacuumed carpet. Leave overnight, then vacuum again.
To remove fleas from carpet: sprinkle...

$0.00

½ cup cloves
½ cup whole black peppercorns
4 sticks cinnamon, in small pieces
Mix altogether, put in little bags and use where needed.

$0.00

For all hair types.
Make a triple strength herb vinegar with finely chopped lavender flowers.
To use: ½ cup hair rinse to 4 cups warm water.

$0.00

Plectranthus tomentosa. Perennial, with succulent type leaves this plant is best kept indoors, as the leaves will rot with excess moisture. The name comes from the strong menthol smell of the...

$6.00

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