Types of herbs

Herbs can be purchased in seedling form in spring from the greenhouse or in seed form most times during the year. Herb kits are also available for growing herbs indoors during winter. Ask a greengate expert if you are new to herbs, as they can be tricky, but also very rewarding.


Mint Herb




Herbs and their Culinary Uses:

  • Bouquet
  • Condiment
  • Flavouring
  • Fragrance
  • Potpourri
  • Sachet
  • Salad Garnish
  • Seasoning


While we endeavor to keep all of the following herbs in stock, we may experience occasional shortages between deliveries.


Anise - licorice-flavored, cookies & cakes, teas, curries

Basil - fish, chicken, seafood, pesto, pasta, salads, soups, sauces

  • Lemon              
  • Lime
  • Purple              
  • Spicy Globe
  • Sweet               
  • Thai

Borage (self-seeds) - cucumber-flavored, salads, drinks



Chives - mild onion/garlic flavor, vegetables, stews, soups


  • Common (perennial)   
  • Garlic (perennial) 


Chamomile - aids in digestion, tea, cream sauces


  • German (mild)        
  • Roman (perennial)


Chervil (self seeds) - salads, fish, soups, stews, vegetables

Cilantro (leaves) - salads, chutney, salsa, soups, sauces

Coriander (seeds) - curries, pickles, beer

Dill - pickles, soups, sauces, dips, vegetables

Fennel - fish, salads, soups, egg dishes, use bulbs like celery

Lovage (perennial) - celery-flavored, soups, stews, vegetables

English Lavender - herbal jellies, vinegars, and oils

Lemon Balm (perennial) - tea, fish, potpourri, insect deterrent

Lemon Verbena - desserts, sauces, fish, rice, ice cream

Marjoram (perennial) - meat, eggs, vegetables, salads, vinegars

Mint - tea, baking & candy making, sauces, drinks, potpourri


  • Banana (perennial)  
  • Chocolate (perennial)      
  • Ginger (perennial)   
  • Mojito
  • Orange (perennial)  
  • Peppermint (perennial) 
  • Pineapple             
  • Spearmint (perennial)


Oregano - soups, sauces, pasta, vegetables


  • Greek               
  • Golden (mild


Parsley - vegetables, meat, salads, sauces


  • Curled (biennial)    
  • Italian (biennial)


Rosemary - chicken, lamb, pork, beef, vegetables


  • Arp (fragrant, upright) 
  • Barbeque (long upright stems)
  • Foxtail (semi-trailing)  
  • Irene (bright blue flowers)
  • Madalene Hill/Hill Hardy (fragrant, upright)
  • Roman Beauty (dense foliage, semi-trailing)
  • Salem (fast-growing, upright)  
  • Tuscan Blue (fragrant, columnar)


Sage - poultry, pork, salads, stuffing, sauces


  • Garden/Common (perennial)
  • Berggarten (gray-green foliage)
  • Pineapple (jams & jellies, drinks, salads)
  • Purple (colorful & tasty)
  • Tangerine (bright red flowers, orange-scented)
  • Tricolor (great for the kitchen or in containers)
  • Sorrel - salads, soups, sauces


Stevia - a very sweet sugar substitute


Savory - egg dishes, vegetables, soups, meats, salads


  • Summer (mild)             
  • Winter (perennial)
  • Tarragon - sauces, salads, fish, poultry, vinegars


Thyme - poultry, fish, salads, vegetables


  • English (perennial, the most common)
  • Lemon (glossy green lemon-scented leaves)
  • Silver (variegated leaves, great with roasted vegetables)


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