Essential Medicinals, 16 full color medicinal herb seed packets, organic

$34.95

Consists of 16 full-size 100% organic color illustrated seed packets in a bundle, a kind of “Lifeline Light” in color!  These are some of the best choices for an all-around useful and beautiful medicinal herb garden.  This collection makes an inspirational gift for your favorite herbalist, and will be appreciated.  It is the gift of life, the gift of light, a true connection to the healing ways of our ancestors.

Astragalus (Huang-qi)
Orange Calendula
German Chamomile
True Comfrey
Echinacea angustifolia (Narrow-leaved Coneflower)
Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Elecampane
English Lavender
Feverfew
Hyssop
Marshmallow
White Sage
Self Heal
Temperate Tulsi (Holy Basil)
Valerian
Yarrow

16 full-sized color seed packets, Certified Organically Grown

 

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    Megan

    Are these beginner friendly herbs?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Megan, Yes, it is one of the hallmarks of herbalism that the easiest herbs are the best herbs. Richo

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      Megan

      Thank you for the reply, I’m in zone 6b as well, is it still a good time to plant?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Megan, This depends on your facilities. If you have a greenhouse, even an unheated one, you can start all these in pots now and they will get big enough to overwinter (dormant) in the greenhouse. If you have access only to a garden plot, then seed them in the spring.
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    Natalie Mathews (verified owner)

    Hi Richo!
    My calendulas from this pack have grown very well! but i do have a question – why is each plant making slightly different flowers? the seeds, leaves and plants are identical, but some have more petals/larger centers/etc, and are different colors of orange and yellow (as expected). Some look more like marigolds, others more like gerber daisies. this is totally fine, as the tea i make from them doesn’t need to be perfect or exact. I was just wondering if you included many varieties in the same package? If so, which ones?

    Thank you so much!

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Natalie, I think what you’re describing is just healthy variation in an open-pollinated calendula population. Richo

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    ddchey

    Can you tell me which Hyssop is included in this Essential Medicinal Collection?

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      Richo Cech

      Hyssopus officinalis

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    Sienna S So

    Hi Richo, I’m looking at ordering medicinal herbs. I’m in Zone 7a. is it too late to start perennial medicinal herbs? Thank you in advance 🙂

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Well, as someone who lives in a Zone 7 and plants medicinal herb seeds in every month of the year, I would say it is never too late. Planting times for annuals are perhaps more critical. Always satisfy the stratification requirements of the perennials–any advice on this is given right on the packet–and good results are sure to follow. Essential medicinals are all very easy germinators. Richo

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    • Diane Early

      Richo, I’m in GA zone 8a unless zoning has changed. Will this collection work?

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Diane, Yes, this is our most core set of medicinals that is good throughout the temperate USA. The seeds are grown here in Williams, Oregon which is the same Zone that you are in.
      Richo

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    Chanel A. Miller

    I am looking to start an herb garden. I live just outside of Cortez, CO would u recommend this or your Lifeline medicinal seed pack to start with?

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      Hello Chanel,
      Both collections have plants that will do fine in Colorado. I think its more about which species you’re interested in. Essential Medicinals really is a good start, though. Richo

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    • Jessica

      Hello Richo,
      I’m hoping to start my own medicinal herb garden but am limited to container planting right now. will all of the packets included work well in a container? Thank you.

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jessica, I think all of us tend to start mother plants in containers and keep them there, or introduce them to the garden when opportunity arises. Essential Medicinals do well in containers–I always start them that way. If one desires to keep the plants on into maturity in a container, one to 3-gallon size containers will be needed, and potting soil should be changed out every 6 months or so (obviously not right when the plant is flowering, but rather in spring, and then again after cutting back in summer). I do get a ton of inquiries about container gardening of medicinals, and have seen some significant successes with doing this (like Saint John’s Wort flowering from a pot on a fire escape in Chicago). Plants are happiest when growing in the dirt, though. If you have to keep them in containers, make sure to have good air flow and as much sun as possible. The larger containers are good, but start small and work up, as the laws of backpressure are often relevant. Water deeply, and only after the surface becomes dry.
      Richo

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