About

Jekka’s Herb Farm is an award-winning herb nursery that  over the next 5 months is going to be transformed into a Herboretum. We are very proud of our collection of specimen herbs that we have accumulated over the last three decades and feel it is time to build a garden to show them off to their best advantage so that others can be inspired to grow them too. Hence transforming the farm into a Herboretum. The word Herboretum has been created, it literally means collection of herbs as, for example, an arboretum is a collection of trees.

Thymes

This collection will become the foundation from which the school will be formed. The current potting and dispatch shed will be turned into a teaching area, and the potting and propagation area will move into our large glasshouse.  This is a lot of work but should be done within the next two years.  During the interim period we will not only continue to grow plants for visitors to buy from the farm, like any reputable garden, we will also have our online shop selling seeds, books and herbal teas. We will be choosing three months next year to host ‘Herb days’ on selected Fridays when visitors will be able to visit the farm to buy our herbs and to see the Herboretum as it progresses. Our Herboretum will be a visionary sight with all our species in rows for our customers to see the diversity and outstanding beauty of our herbs.

13 thoughts on “About

  1. I am new to herbs as a whole and I just started canning vegetables last year. I bought your cookbook and I love it. Do you sell herb seeds? I am wondering because I live in the United States.

    I am interested in learning how to grow, cook and use herbs in the best way possible. What advice do you have for a beginner?

    Tracey

    • Hi Tracey, congratulations on your beginnings with herbs. Yes, we do sell seeds, which you can order on our website: http://www.jekkasherbfarm.com.

      Advice for a beginner would be to start with herbs that you know you’ll use. We have suggestions for a first herb garden on our website, here: http://www.jekkasherbfarm.com/HerbGardenStarterKit.asp. There are many more tips here: http://www.jekkasherbfarm.com/JekkasGrowingTips.asp.

      Most mediterranean herbs, such as Thyme, Oregano, Sage, Lavender, Rosemary etc prefer a sunny position, and well drained soil. One good tip is to think about where they grow happily in the wild. For example, Wild Garlic is often found growing in shady woodlands, so if you have a damp shady spot in the garden, then this is ideal (it can be invasive though, so be careful!).

      Finally, we’d recommend that you get in touch with The Herb Society of America.

      Happy herb growing!

  2. I wanted to plant a lavender path but the sun only reaches the area in the early evening, the rest of the day the area is in the shade of my cottage. Would a rosemary path work here, and if so which type to look pretty? This would run down my garden path with the roots being under a gravel drive.
    thank you in anticipation
    Sheila

  3. Wow love this blog! Im quite new to herb gardening but love the idea of growing my own! Im very excited for the new tea infusions with Canton Tea Company I’m sure they are going to be delicious. I love that your blog is so informative, rather than purely just image based, its excellent for all us beginners out there! Overall your blog is excellent can’t wait to see more!

    E.M

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