Technically not quite a herb and more closely related to onions, leeks, and garlic. For our purposes, we will call it a herb, as it’s used to add flavour to a whole host of dishes from your common chip dip all the way through to omelettes and more refined fish and poultry stuffings. Constant harvesting will only improve your stand, dying down in winter and then popping back up in spring.
Seed count: Approximately 100 seeds
Best planting: August – February
Ease of growth: Very easy
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.
- Height/width of the plant: 30+ cm
- Growth type: This plant has a bush or compact growth habit.
- Ideal germination temperature: 15°C
- Average germination in days: 7-10 days
- Sow method: This seed is best sown directly in the soil, as transplanting could reduce your yield.
- Plant type: Hardy, Perennial
- Plant use: This herb is used for culinary purposes.
- Plant/row spacing: 75 cm/90 cm
- Days to harvest: 70 days
- Seed treatment: No special treatment.