Around The World Herbs Seed Collection
Around The World Herbs seed collection gives children and adults alike an opportunity to grow, cook and taste herbs from different parts of the world without leaving their home. They are great for exploring faraway cuisines and flavours that will excite and inspire you!
The collection contains three seed packets:
- Moroccan Spearmint (Mentha spicata) - a compact variety of mint that can be used to flavour food, make tea or simply scent your patio. Moroccan mint tea is a very refreshing and soothing drink and the flowers of the plant are very popular with pollinators. Packet contains around 50 seeds and can be sown indoor anytime and outdoors from February.
- Red and Green Mix Shiso (Perilla frutescens) - also known as Japanese Basil it has a unique taste that can often be described somewhere between mint and basil and sometime citrusy. It is used to give colour and taste to a number of Japanese dishes from umeboshi to sushi. The packet contains around 150 seeds and can be sown indoors from February and outdoors from April.
- Red Rubin Basil (Ocimum basilicum) - a variety red-coloured basil that has reddish-purple leaves and stems that are very attractive in salads. The flavour is very intense and perfect for making an unusual pesto! The packet contains around 120 seeds and can be sown indoors from February and outdoors from April.
The seeds are of certified standard, non-GMO and non-hybrid. The latter is particularly important to us as we believe that it is good for children to witness the whole seed-to-seed cycle and learn to grow from seeds that they have picked from the plants they originally grew (when possible!).
The packaging of the seeds is also very eco-conscious with heat-sealed paper envelopes and contains a description of the plant and how to grow it best.
Please note that these seeds have been designed for adults and children alike and so not all the 'advice/suggestions for use' on the packaging is relevant for children.
For more Piccolo Seeds Collections click here.
Our shipping costs to mainland UK are standard across most products:
Second Class (4-6 working days) - £2.99 and FREE on orders over £25.
First Class (1-2 working days if ordered before 11 am Mon - Fri, excluding Bank Holidays) - £5.99 on all orders.
All orders are dispatched Monday – Saturday (excluding Bank Holidays) from Norfolk, UK and we aim to process all orders received before 12noon on the same day.
Please note that where packages are too large for Royal Mail (e.g. some of our large tools) we will be utilising Hermes to deliver your order. However, this should not affect the delivery times.