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Chervil

Name: *Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) Description: *culinary herb with a flavor between tarragon and parsley *best added to meals just before serving *annual plant Parts Used: *leaves and stems Position: *good drainage, moist and compost-enriched soil *light shade (full sun burns the leaves) Propagation: *scatter seed over soil, water regularly. *plants are ready for harvesting about…

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Catnip

Name: *Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Description: *short-lived perennial *best for zones 4-8 *makes a great garden edging plant *you can easily make cat toys with catnip and some fabric Parts Used: *leaves and flowers Position: *well-drained soil *full sun to light shade Propagation: *grow catnip from seed *it is best started in seed trays, it germinates…

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Calendula

Name: *Calendula (Calendula officinalis) Calendula is part of this beautiful wildflower seed mix. Description: *an annual plant *looks good in ground or in containers, though not a big fan of hanging baskets Parts Used: *Petals Position: *Full to part sun *fertile, well-drained soil Propagation: *grow from seed *In the fall, you can begin the seeds…

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Burdock

Name: *Burdock (Arctium lappa) Description: *Hardy biennial plant *Can grow up to 8 feet tall (usually around 4 feet tall) *Dies down in winter Parts Used: *Roots and seeds *One source said can use leaves as well Position: *Moist, humus-rich soil *Full sun (but tolerates light shade) Propagation: *propagate from seed in spring or late…

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Borage

Name: Borage (Borago officinalis) This is where I get my heirloom borage seeds. Description: *hardy annual *pretty blue flowers and fuzzy stems Parts Used: *leaves and flowers Position: *sunny, well-drained position *composted soil OR sandy, poor soil (2 different sources with 2 different opinions…I must experiment!) Propagation: *sow seed directly into ground in spring and…