Hattie’s Herbs

HerbsGrowing your own herbs is easy and very rewarding. Herbs are often suited to easy container growing and become fresh ingredients for all of your cooking.

Herbs are also incredibly nutritious and literal storehouses of vitamins and minerals, as well as disease-protecting flavonoids.

Additionally, each herb seems to have its purported medicinal qualities. Medicinal properties attributed to herbs are the stuff of folklore, but as we look at the research being done today, we find many of these attributes have begun to hold up to scientific analysis.

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In the last decade, Basil Downy Mildew has made itself known on the east coast. This downy mildew is specific to Ocimum basilicum, which is the typical basil we all know and use for pesto and more. Unfortunately, we are now no longer able to grow regular basil without getting the downy mildew and will stop offering plants that are not resistant to it.

Because of ongoing research, there are now several Downy Mildew Resistant varieties. We have conducted trials and are growing two of the best for you this year. Alternate species include African Blue Basil (Ocimun kilimandscharicum x basilicum) and Thai Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum — not to be confused with the Ocimum basilicum variety of Thai Basil).

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Hardy Herbs

The herbs below are either cold tolerant, or winter hardy in our climate.

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