Below are listed much-demanded seeds which do not readily fit into our other seed lists. We have not yet been able to find organic varieties of these seeds. However, none of these seeds have any chemical treatment in the packet. They are untreated seeds and are therefore safe to handle. None are gene-modified.
Traditional culinary Japanese herb. Long crunchy succulent leaves. Rich in vitamin A, calcium and potassium. Grows well in UK climate. Six weeks from seed to harvest. Annual
Easy to grow with red leaves for adding to salads or stir fries. Can also be steamed. Annual.
Creamy white flower on tall stem. Good cut flower. Beautiful bright green ferny foliage. Medicinal herb. Annual.
Sacred basil. Green leaves with purple edges and stem. Delicious rich scent for stir fries and used in Thai temples. Annual.
Annual with pink flowers which are attractive to hoverflies and bees. Easy to grow even on poor soil. Medicinal herb.
Hearts eaten like a small cos lettuce, or stems are delicious stir fried.
Flowering chamomile which can be used for lawns. Clip forming buds often. Hardier than 'Lawn Chamomile' (Treneague). Needs good drainage. Height 40cm. Perennial.
Pick young leaves all summer and until end of October. Add sparingly to salads. An effective tonic. Hardy herbaceous perennial.
Cheery mix of colourful flowers. 60cm. Ideal for cutting. Annual
Very fine distinctive leaves. For leaf production. Suitable for use throughout the whole season. Annual
Sky blue flowers throughout summer. Up to 1m tall. Round capsules of shiny brown seeds. This variety has been cultivated since 5000BC to make paper and cloth. For linseed oil. Seed edible when roasted. Can sow in a block to prevent lodging (falling over). Hardy annual.
Tagetes minuta. Aromatic annual . Roots secrete weed-suppressing chemicals. Some deterent against eelworm, and also bindweed, ground elder and couchgrass. Minute yellow daisy-like flowers from August to October. Height in flower 2m +.
Long narrow leaves that can be regularly cropped throughout the season. Add to salads and stir fries. Annual.
Japanese parsley. Grows large and is more like a vegetable. Heart shaped leaves. Unique oriental flavour for salads and soups. Hardy perennial
Attractive feathery red frilled leaves. Mustard flavour for spicy addition to salads or stir fries. Annual
Orange and yellow flowers mid to late summer. Will trail or climb if directed up a support. Leaves and flowers for adding to salads. Seed pods can be saved and pickled in vinegar. Annual
Flavour a bit different from the red variety but also delicious. Green leaves. Annual
Warm aromatic scent of leaves used in Japanese cookery. Cultivate like Basil. Beautiful dark red leaves with frilly edges. Can be used as a bedding plant! Annual
A green summer-grown purslane with small fleshy leaves for crunchy taste in salads or for cooking.
Young leaf stalks and flowering stems are cooked rather like asparagus. These are sometimes blanched in early spring. Silvery blue-green leaves and white flowerhead. Perennial
Chop Suey Greens. Easy to grow leaves with delightful aromatic flavour. Harvested at 10cm and stir fried, cooked like spinach, or eaten raw in salads. Also attractive flower.
Attractive bright green leaves contrast sharply with the red stems and red veins. Leaves have sharp and tangy Sorrel flavour. Good in mix of salad leaves. Hardy herbaceous perennial
Double lemon flower carried on well branched plant. Very good for cutting. Source of nectar for bees. Flowers are 14cm across. Height 120cm. Annual
Thyme with a creeping habit, forming mats 10cm tall. Very ornamental purple flowers, loved by bees. Edible but not the thyme that is normally grown for culinary use. Hardy perennial
Centranthus alba As above but white.
Bright yellow 15cm flower spikes, attractive to bumblebees. Excellent for grassy wild flower areas. Seed pods rattle. Annual which self-seeds.