April 2015 - mint plants

I can’t believe we are in April again already. It has been pretty cold here in the South but is warming up nicely this week, a good thing too as we are waiting for the mints to grow.  The stock plants are brought into the heated tunnels in December. At that stage they are just roots in the soil – nothing showing above the compost. They...

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New herbs for 2011

New herbs for the 2011 season. We always try to grow a couple of new varieties each year and this year it is summer savory, (which we often get asked for) and calamint.     Summer savory (satureja hortensis) is an annual herb and very popular culinary herb in many parts of Europe. In Bulgaria it is added to dried and ground to salt and paparika and...

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Geoffrey Soma - Herbalist 'Notes From Beyond The Veil' June 2007

Notes From Beyond the Veil   Every month Herbal Haven asks the shade of a well-known herbalist to, briefly, drift back from those Elysian fields, to discuss herbs of particular interest at this time of year.  This month we are proud to welcome back the noblest of the centaurs, Chiron.  Born of Kronos he was of the old gods, long before Zeus came and...

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Geoffrey Soma - Herbalist 'Notes From Beyond The Veil' Sept 06

Notes From Beyond the Veil   Every month Herbal Haven asks the shade of a well-known herbalist to briefly drift back from those Elysian fields to discuss herbs of particular interest at this time of Year.  This month we welcome back Dr John Dee, who was born in 1527.  Arch magician, brilliant mathematician, graduate of Cambridge University, visionary...

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Geoffrey Soma - Herbalist 'Notes From Beyond The Veil' Aug 06

Notes From Beyond the Veil     Every month Herbal Haven asks the shade of a well-known herbalist to briefly drift back from those Elysian fields to discuss herbs of particular interest at this time of Year.  This month we welcome back Nicholas Culpeper who was born into a theological family in 1616 just a few days after his father’s...

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