Who we are

WE ARE CHEMICAL FREE

We use no chemical herbicides or pesticides and only organic fertilizers.

WE ARE LOCAL

We propogate 99% of our plants right here on our farm in southwest Missouri.

WE ARE FAMILY-OPERATED

Our staff consists of Barb and Don Emge, and son Matthew.  We don't intend to compete with the big box stores.

WE LOVE VARIETY

We have over 250 varieties of herbs and 80 varieties of scented geraniums.

OUR PASSION IS FOR HERBS

We exist to share our love of herbs with you.

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Other Herbs

Angelica  $5.00

Large perennial herb in the same family as dill and lovage. Stems are candies and it is used to flavor gin and vermouth.

Betony  $5.00

Perennial herbs with scarlet blooms. Old timey herb.

Borage

Large plants bear hundreds of small edible flowers. Mild cucumber flavor for salads and garnishes. Long harvest period. Great bee plant. More blooms in poor soil Attracts beneficial insects. 

Anise Hyssop  ( Agastache foeniculum)

 Great bee plant. Very aromatic, with a sweet licorice-mint flavor. Leaves and flowers can be used fresh or dried for salads, teas and garnishes or potpourri.Known for it's candied stems with a mild licorice flavor.Makes a nice tea. Lives only 2-3 years unless flowerheads are removed early.May cause photosensitivity.

Aloe

Succulent herb which multiplies quickly. Gel from inside leaves used to treat mild skin conditions.

 

Aztec Sweet Herb

Tender perennial. Used by Aztecs as a sweetener but has a bitter aftertaste and is not recommended for culinary use. Great ground creeper with tiny white button like flowers. Good in hanging baskets. We use it to creep along and drape over the stones surrounding our fish pond.

Bee Balm, Wild

Tall plant with lavender flowers. Good tea plant.Sold out for now.

Bay Laurel (Sweet Bay)  $10.00

Slow growing tree which often is more shrub like in growth. Leaves are great in soups and stews. Will live for years if brought indoors for the winter. (We have had our bay tree for 30 years. 

Black Pepper Vine   $10.00

Source of peppercorns. Must be grown indoors if temps below 60. One plant left this year.

Calamintha

Leaves have minty aroma. Used in Tuscan dishes to season mushrooms and vegetables.

Calendula

Orange or yellow blossoms good in salads Saffron substitute. May inhibit growth of nearby plants Used in salves and creams.

Cardamom  $5.00

Appealing plant with perfumed leaves, good shade plant. Rarely produces seeds outside of  it’s natural habitat.

Cat Mint, Siberian

Upright perennial with blue flowers, 2' tall.  Drought resistant.Does not attract cats.Not available this year.

Catnip

Vigorous, high-yielding plants Cat-attracting perennial with gray-green leaves and white flowers

Catnip, Lemon

Strong lemon flavor. Great for tea. May not attract cats as much as regular catnip.

Chamomile, German

Perennial tea plant Reseeds readily.

Chamomile, Polish

Small pineapple-mint scented daisy like flowers. Makes a relaxing tea. Annual.similiar to German Chamomile.

Chamomile, Roman

Minty scented perennial groundcover. Will tolerate light foot traffic Spreads with creeping rhizomes

Chervil

Mild sweet anise flavor. Used in soups, salads, garnishes, and anywhere parsley is used. Prefers shade and cooler temperatures.

Chives

Mild onion flavor. Leaves are a key culinary herb, while the attractive globe-shaped blooms are used as an edible garnish. Great perennial for the garden.

Cilantro, Slo Bolt

This is an extra-slow-bolting selection grown for its leaves. Used in Mexican cooking. Seeds are coriander and used in Indian and Oriental cooking

Citronella Balm

Twice as much fragrant oil as the traditional lemon balm.

Citronella Grass  $5.00

Citronella oil is distilled from this grass. Small plant form large2-3’ wide plant by summers end. Can be cut back, divided into multiple plants and brought indoors for the winter.

Clove, Pink

Clove scented flowers great in potpourri. Syrup made from flowers is good over cooked fruit and fruit salads. Used to flavor wines and ale at coronations.Not this year.

Comfrey  $5.00

Used for centuries. Tolerates sun or shade. Great for compost tea.

Comfrey, Russian  $5.00

Same use as Confrey but bred to have less of the harmful components. Grows only by plant division not seed. I have found it to grow as fast as Comfrey which does reseed.

Costmary

Ornamental with curry fragrance  Not culinary.

Curry Leaf Tree

Slow to germinate.None at this time but seeds are planted.

Dill, Fernleaf

Shorter bushier form of dill for growing in pots.All varieties of  Dill have a long taproot. Replant carefully. Root damage can cause it to produce seed prematurely.

Dill, Mammoth

Good for dillweeed use or let go to seed for seeds. Butterfly host plant.

Fennel, Florence

Similar to sweet fennel, but produces a bulbous base of delicate anise flavor and crisp texture. Superb sliced raw in green salads, sautéed, or quartered in chicken casseroles

Fennel, Sweet

Chopped leaves are excellent with oily fish, such as mackerel, eel and salmon, for they improve digestibility. Also in soups, salads and stews. Butterfly host plant.Temporarily out of since seed has been difficult to find this year. Seed is finally on the way.Replanted 5/11/20.May be ready by mid June.