Herb Mix- Seedball
A collection of scrumptious cooking herbs – a perfect addition to a kitchen garden! Each tin will provide coverage for 1 square metre in a garden, or 3-5 medium sized pots. Scatter at any time from early Spring until late Autumn.
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A collection of scrumptious cooking herbs – a perfect addition to a kitchen garden! Each seed ball contains approximately 10 seeds from a mix of Basil, Dill, Parsley, Chives and Sweet Marjoram, which can be grown on a sunny spot on a kitchen windowsill inside (be sure to keep well-watered) or in a garden bed or pot outdoors. Do leave some of your Chive and Sweet Marjoram to flower, bees will love it!
Scatter at any time from early Spring until late Autumn- Each tin contains 20 balls, enough to cover 1 metre square in a garden bed or 3-5 medium sized pots (leave at least 10cm between each ball).
Aromatic annual or biennial with bright green, elliptic leaves and small, tubular white or pink-tinged flowers.
The Latin word basileus means king: in ancient times these leaves were used to create perfumes for monarchs.
Allium are bulbous herbaceous perennials with a strong onion or garlic scent, linear, strap-shaped or cylindrical basal leaves and star-shaped or bell-shaped flowers in an umbel on a leafless stem.
Chives have a long history of use in the kitchen, with some recipes from China going back at least 5,000 years.
Its leaves are invaluable for cooking: its flowers for decorating salads and arranging, and its seeds for salads, baking and tagines.
Dill has been used for thousands of years, and in England in the 5th to 11th centuries it was used to treat headaches, stomach illness, boils and nausea, and other sickness.
Aromatic biennials with broad, pinnate to 3-pinnate leaves and compound umbels of small white or pale green flowers.
There was an ancient belief that plucking a sprig of parsley while saying one’s enemy’s name would bring about the death of said enemy!
Leaves and flowering sprigs are popular in Greek and Italian meat dishes, soups, stuffings, tomato sauces and pasta, where they are best used towards the end of the cooking process.
It was once believed that marjoram helped to nurture love.
What is Seedball?
A ball made from seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chili powder.
Why use Seedballs?
The ball prevents the seeds from being a tasty lunch for birds and insects, thereby increasing the chances of your flowers growing. Plus they’re super easy to use, no digging and no expert knowledge needed!
What’s in the tin?
There are 20 balls in each tin, and around 30 seeds per ball.
How do I use Seedballs?
Throw onto soil or compost in a garden bed or planter in Spring or Autumn, leaving at least 10cm between each ball. Your Seedball has everything it needs to grow and, once the ball becomes moist and the temperature is right, your seeds will germinate!
What area will my Seedballs cover?
We would usually advise 20 seed balls per square metre, or 3-5 seed balls for a 35cm container.
All seed is responsibly sourced in the UK from Flora Locale accredited suppliers, seedball only ever use peat-free compost and our steel tins are manufactured in London (with the help of a solar farm on the factory roof).