Lavender Hyssop Seeds, also known as Agastache foeniculum. Most of you know this as Anise Hyssop. The leaves taste strongly of licorace. It is a tender perennial but in good soil it will reseed. A great plant for butterflies. Let it go to seed in the fall and the birds literally swing it to the ground to eat the seed. Needs light to germinate.
Grow this cool season Mediterranean heirloom just like peas and you will discover a truly versatile culinary treasure. Young pods can be eaten like snap peas, foliage tips make delectable greens and the beans themselves have a sweet nutty flavor. Striking black and white flowers make this vegetable at home even in the flower garden.
Wonderful to growing something so good for you that is also beautiful
Zinnia angustifolia. Even the butterflies like these yellow, orange and white zinnias. Growing 8 to 12 inches tall they are happy to be in a container. Plant in full sun and if you are planting in a pot always make sure to use fresh potting mix.
This is the only Artemsia that is an annual. You couldn’t ask for a more intriguing scent. These seeds are tiny but you will get a lot of enjoyment from growing this plant and it is indispensible in dried arrangements and wreaths.
You may start them indoors or wait until your last frost is over and direct seed them.
The flowers run the gamit from yellow to red with marbled foliage. The marbling makes this variety less aggressive than other nasturtiums; grows 12″ tall, 18″ wide. You can add the leaves and flowers to your salads and desserts all summer. Nasturtiums should be grown in poor soil to produce less foliage and more flowers.
You know how easy it is to root coleus from a cutting. It is just as easy from seed. This collection of cheery colors can be grown indoors or outside where you have shade. Lovely in pots or containers too.
This is an ideal seed to get your children involved in gardening and eating their vegetables.
Since they get to be 6″ high, this is not great in the line of traffic. Plant Creeping Thyme on the edges of your borders to spill over. Please do not be tempted to direct seed. Start them indoors and then transplant.
Fast food from the garden? This Japanese hybrid will amaze you with its extremely speedy and bountiful growth.
Nothing in the food world like eating a tomato warm from the sun.