Use the leaves immediately; spearmint does not dry well.
RM10 per rooted cutting
Fennel Florence is native to coastal areas in the Mediterranean region, and widely naturalized in Europe and North America. Florence Fennel produces flowering stems that stand a foot or so taller and support showy flat-topped umbels of little golden flowers. All parts of this herb are aromatic and delicious! The bulb, foliage, and seeds of the fennel plant are widely used in many of the culinary traditions of the world. Fennel Florence has an elongated root that resembles a carrot. All parts of Fennel are aromatic, imparting a sweet anise, or licorice, scent and flavor. It differs from regular fennel because the stalk forms an edible bulbous base that fades to white. Grow in rich, light soil in a warm location and provide ample water so that the bulbs will form properly. Sow directly in garden as soon as ground can be worked. Place one seed every 3 inches and cover lightly with soil. Thin plants to 9 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall. The plant attracts bees.
Small, bushy annual, easy and fun to grow in the home garden.
Feverfew is a strongly aromatic perennial. The feverfew is popular as an ornamental plant in Victorian gardens and as an herbal remedy for centuries. Feverfew is a reliable, unfussy plant with masses of small, charming, white flowers on strong-scented, ferny, yellow-green foliage. Oval leaves are up to 3 inches long, with 3-7 oblong lobes further divided into smaller segments. Feverfew has the white-petaled, small, daisy-like flowers with yellow disk florets. The flowers last from May to November. The plant is easy to grow and daylight sensitive. Use the leaves in sachets to deter moths and use the flowers in potpourris. The flowers are said to repel bees and a tea made from the plant is said to relieve headaches.
The plant is great for pots and containers.
Caraway is a heirloom attractive herb with lacy leaves and flowers. The plant has hollow, furrowed, branched stems and a long tap root. The small white or yellow flowers have compound umbels with rays of equal length. The finely cut, bi or tripinnate leaves are about 6 to 10 inches long. The upper leaves are on a sheathlike petiole. The dark brown fruit is oblong and flattened with two seeds each and five pale ridges. The plant is similar in appearance to other members of the carrot family, with finely divided, feathery leaves with thread-like divisions, growing on 20–30 cm stems. Every part of the plant is edible, but the seeds are its primary harvest.Sow caraway in spring or autumn. Caraway can be sown in spring as early as the soil can be worked, about the date of the average last frost. Caraway can be sown indoors earlier for transplanting out or start new plants from cuttings taken from new growth in summer or fall. Caraway is great for culinary use. The seeds are used to flavor breads, cakes, biscuits, boiled or baked onions, potato dishes, baked fruit, cream cheese, soups, and stews. They also may be sprinkled into the pot when steaming turnips, beet roots, parsnips, carrots, cabbage, and cauliflower. The leaves are used in salads, soups, and stews and with spinach and zucchini. The mature leaves are eaten like spinach. The roots can be boiled and eaten like parsnips with melted butter or white sauce. The plant can be grown indoors in a sunny place.
Blue Ginger grows best in shade in warm climates. You can also treat this exotic beauty as an indoor specimen. It will be completely at home in an atrium or spa garden. In these conditions it can be fed with soluble fertilisers fortnightly in the warm months of the year. Keep the soil barely moist, watering only when dry to the touch. Blue Ginger can reach a height of 2.5 metres with a spread of 1 metre. The plant spreads by means of an underground suckering stem, similar to that of bamboo although not as invasive. When planting it is good practice to bury the stems deeper than you would for other plants. This encourages sucker growth and results in a more bushy plant. The more stems there are, the more flowers are produced. Foliage is a lustrous, deep, dark green.
These plants need to be handled carefully when planting as the flowers and the stems are quite brittle.
Another lovely feature of this plant is the lack of insect or disease problems.
Malaysian Ginger planted at Pahang Hills near Bentong which is now called as BENTONG GINGER is reputed to be the best. It costs more than the imported Chinese Ginger. Many local folks brew Ginger Wine using Bentong Ginger.
Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like ginger decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
Neem is used for preparing cosmetics (soap and shampoo, as well as lotions and others), and is useful for skin care such as acne treatment. Neem oil has been used effectively as a mosquito repellant. Neem is useful for damaging over 500 types of insects, mites, ticks, and nematodes, by changing the way they grow and act. Neem does not normally kill pests right away, rather it slows their growth and drives them away. As neem products are cheap and not poisonous to animals and friendly insects, they are good for pest control.