Upright, low-spreading plants with downy leaves that have a sweet aroma and mild spicy flavor, similar to oregano. White to very light purple flowers.
• Edible Flowers: Use the flowers, which have a mild and marjoram-like flavor, as you would the herb to garnish salads, soups, stews, sauces, and stuffing. Also pairs well with citrus, mushrooms, and fish.
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Order Minimums: Two flats of the same Herb variety of 102 plugs per flat, per order. Flats must be ordered in multiples of two. Phone orders may combine different Herb plug varieties, or Herb and Strawberry plug varieties, to meet the minimum. To order mixed plug varieties by phone, please call us toll-free at 877-564-6697.
Cancellations: All plug orders are considered custom orders because plants are grown to your selection. Sorry, no cancellations.
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): If you will be selling the herbs in containers with a relatively quick turnaround (a month or two), 4" diameter pots are a popular option. Plant one plug per pot and grow on in a protected environment until the plants become established. Water and fertilize as needed. For larger containers, plant one to three plugs per 12" diameter pot. If you will be transplanting to the field, space plants 8" apart. INSECT PESTS AND DISEASES: Perennial herbs are typically hardy, easy to grow plants that have few problems with insects and disease. Foliar and root diseases can be prevented with adequate air flow and well-drained soil. If foliar disease or pest problems occur, treat the plants with an appropriate fungicide, such as Oxidate®, or insecticide, such as Pyganic®. Be sure to follow the application instructions indicated for herbs.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Well-drained soil that is slightly alkaline (pH of 7.4-7.8). Prior to planting, check your soil pH and adjust if necessary. Loosen the soil and work in compost or a balanced fertilizer. It is best to make sure that your planting area is weed-free prior to transplanting. Control weeds after transplanting with shallow cultivation or mulch.
PLANT HEIGHT: 8-24".
PLANT SPACING: 8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 9-11.
HARVEST: Wait until the plants are well established prior to harvesting significant amounts. To avoid stressing the plants when harvesting large quantities, keep them well-watered, use sharp sterilized shears, and harvest in the early morning.
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Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date to harvest, within a specific crop group. If a transplanted crop: average number of days from transplant date. Not sure if crop is direct-seeded or transplanted? Check the Growing Information box for details. If crop can be both direct-seeded or transplanted, days to maturity refers to direct seeding. Days to maturity for all flowers and herbs is calculated from seeding date.
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Variety's flowers may be consumed.
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