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Yates Herb Seeds (Spring Lines)

We have a huge range of Yates Herb seeds ! Including all Basil varieties, Borage, Dill, Lemongrass, Lemon Balm and Watercress.

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Yates Herb Seeds - (Y) = All Year Round (S) = Spring Lines

Herb Seed Selection :

Basil Cinnamon (S) - An attractive plant with olive green foliage and purple stems. Leaves have a sweet cinnamon scent. The plants can also be used as ornamentals in the garden.

Basil Gourmet Mix (S) - A collection of attractive, easy-to-grow, aromatic and flavour-filled basil varieties

Basil Minette (S) - Compact, fine leafed plant that keeps it's neat growth habit all season long. Good spicy flavour.

Basil Purple (S) - Abundant bunches of deep purple leaves with a rich fragrance. This annual herb looks attractive and has a sweet, spicy flavour that complements many dishes

Basil Sweet (S) - An annual herb with a sweet, spicy flavour that complements cooking.

Borage (S) - Borage is grown for its pretty, edible blue flowers that are renowned for attracting bees to the garden.

Dill (S) - This versatile herb will add to many culinary delights. Seeds are popular in pickles.

Lemon Balm (S) - Sweet, lemon-scented leaves used for flavouring drinks, soups, stews and teas.

Lemongrass (S) - An aromatic grass with a strong citrus flavour. Use as a herbal tea or chop to add lemon flavour to recipes.

Watercress (S) - A low-growing plant with rounded leaves and juicy stems. Tangy peppery taste to the leaves.

Basil Cinnamon:

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Attractive plant with olive green foliage and purple stems. Leaves have a sweet cinnamon scent. The attractive plants can be used as ornamentals in the garden.

Features:

  • Great for desserts and sweet dishes

  • Loves the heat

  • Useful and ornamental

Sow:Direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care: Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Basil 'Gourmet Mix':

An attractive culinary collection of Basil varieties including Thai Basil, Lemon Basil, Cinnamon Basil and Purple Basil for colour. Great for potager gardens and pots.

Position: Full sun.

Sow: Direct into the garden or in pots. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin out to 20cm apart.

Care: Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Water regularly. Frequent picking ensures continuous supply and keeps the plants bushy. Can also be grown indoors in pots. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem. Remove flower stems to prolong the life of the plant. Mature plants can be cut and dried for winter use.

Basil Minette:

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Compact, fine leafed plant that keeps its neat growth habit all season long. Good spicy flavour.

Features:

  • Attractive garden border

  • Good for pots

  • Spicy flavour

Sow: Sow direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care: Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Basil - Purple:

Abundant bunches of deep purple leaves with a rich fragrance. This annual herb looks attractive and has a sweet, spicy flavour that complements many dishes.

Position: Full sun.

Sow: Direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin seedlings to 20cm apart. Can be grown indoors in pots in well-lit areas.

Care: Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Water regularly. Frequent picking ensures a continuous supply. If grown outdoors protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem Snail & Slug Pellets.

Hint: Great companion plant for tomatoes, cucumbers and corn. Can be used to flavour bruschetta, pasta and salads. Mature plants in bloom can be cut and dried for winter use.

Sweet Basil:

The herb that inspires the chef to creative cuisine! An annual with a sweet, spicy flavour that complements cooking.

Position: Full sun.

Sow: Direct. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin out to 20cm apart. Can be grown indoors in pots in well-lit areas.

Care: Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Water regularly. Frequent picking ensures a continuous supply. Will grow well indoors in pots. Mature plants in bloom can be cut and dried for winter use. If grown outdoors protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Borage:

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Borage is grown for its pretty blue flowers that are renowned for attracting bees to the garden.

Features:

  • Decorative flowers

  • Edible flowers

  • Attracts friendly insects

Sow: Direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care: Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint: Borage is an ideal companion plant that attracts friendly insects to the garden. Use flowers as a garnish or to add colour to summer drinks. Avoid eating borage leaves.

Dill:

To the ancient Egyptians, a soothing medicine and even used in magic spells! This versatile herb will add to many culinary delights. Seeds are popular in pickles.

Position: Full sun.

Sow:Direct into garden. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist. Thin later to 20cm apart.

Care: Grow in full sun but protected from wind. Good drainage is essential. Apply Yates Thrive Soluble Fertiliser every 4 weeks. Use leaves finely chopped in soups, salads, egg, fish and meat dishes. Seeds can be used like the leaves, and also in cakes and breads. If left to flower, Dill will attract many garden-friendly insects that control aphids. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem.

Lemon Balm:

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Sweet, lemon-scented leaves used for flavouring drinks, soups, stews and teas.

Features:

  • Garden border

  • Fast growing

  • Ideal for pots

Sow: Direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care: Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem. Prune hard in early spring.

Hint: Frequent picking ensures continuous supply. Leaves can be dried and used later to add flavour to cooked dishes.

Lemongrass:

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An aromatic grass with a strong citrus flavour. Use as a herbal tea or chop to add lemon flavour to recipes. Widely used in Asian dishes.

Features:

  • Upright growth

  • Perennial in warm climates

  • Nutrient rich

Sow: Direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care: Grow in sun or semi-shade. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint: Allow plants to establish before beginning to harvest. In cool climates, grow in pots that can be moved under cover for winter.

Watercress:

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Low growing plant with rounded leaves and juicy stems. Tangy peppery taste to the leaves. Use to add flavour to salads, soups, stews and stir fries.

Features:

  • Loves wet feet

  • Abundant growth

  • Peppery flavour

Sow: Direct where they are to grow. Cover lightly with Yates Seed Raising Mix, firm down and keep moist.

Care: Grow in sun or semi-shade in moist soil. Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates Blood & Bone or Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food) before planting. Feed plants regularly with Yates Thrive Soluble Plant Food. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint: Add Yates Garden Lime to soil at least once a year. Maintain adequate moisture in the soil or potting mix. Cut stems regularly to thicken plant growth.

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