HOW TO GROW
Most of our locally sourced seeds can be planted in pots or sown directly into a garden bed. If planting in pots, use a premium quality potting mix. If planting in the garden, it's best to add some organic matter (compost) to the soil. Some seeds will need to be germinated in a seed tray or small pot before being transplanted to a more permanent home. See below for seed-specific instructions.
Basil Italian (Ocimum basilicum)
When to plant: Spring, once all the frosty mornings are done Where: Somewhere sunny, but periods of shade are okay Planting depth: 0.2–0.5cm Spacing: 15cm–20cm apart How big will it get: 40cm–50cm
Basil is a summer lover, so don't plant it in the cooler months. Plant once temperatures are consistently over 16 degrees.
Chives Medium (Allium schoenoprasum)
When to plant: Warmer months Where: Somewhere sunny but periods of shade are okay Planting depth: 0.5ish cm Spacing: 20cm apart How big will it get: 20cm-30cm
Chive flowers are so pretty and make a great edible garnish to your homemade dishes.
Coriander Eureka (Coriandrum sativum)
When to plant: All year round Where: Somewhere sunny but periods of shade are okay (if planting at the height of an Aussie summer, go for a shadier spot) Planting depth: 0.5ish cm Spacing: 20cm apart How big will it get: 30ish cm
Coriander can be a bit temperamental. This variety is slow-bolt variety, which means that it will be slower to flower. We find planting coriander in the cooler months will give you a longer lasting plant. If you are growing in the warmer months, pop it in a shadier spot. If you experience frosts, hold off until they are done for the year.
Parsley Italian (Petrosellinum crispum)
When to plant: All year round Where: Somewhere sunny but periods of shade are okay Planting depth: 0.3ish cm Spacing: 25cm apart How big will it get: 20cm-30cm
A veggie patch staple!