Jekka's Grow At Home Summer Herb Kit

Jekka's Grow At Home Summer Herb Kit

Jekka's Kit

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Jekka's grow at home summer herb kit is all you need to start growing and using herbs; just add love and water. Perfect for children and adults alike.

At Jekka's we believe herbs are the most wonderfully diverse and useful plants, coming in all shapes and sizes, textures, colours, perfumes and uses. Not only do they turn a meal into a feast but a simple herb infusion can ease tension and lift the spirits.

We wish everyone to enjoy herbs and have developed this kit as a good starting point. It contains Jekka's special hand-mixed seedling compost as well as 5 packets of our seeds.

Growing indoors? Check out Jekka's blog on indoor herb gardening for some advice.

Jekka's grow at home herb kit contains the following 5 individual packets of culinary herb seeds:

  • Basil (Ocimum): A staple in the Mediterranean kitchen. Lovely with pizzas, salads, sauces, and pesto.
  • Dill (Anethum graveolens): Wonderful culinary herb combining well with vegetables, fish or meat. It is said to improve the appetite and digestion as well as being a natural calmative.
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis): As the name suggest, Lemon Balm has a refreshing, bright and citrus flavour, that is like lemon with a hint of Mint or Lemon grass. An infusion made from the leaves is said to relieve headaches and tension as well as restore the memory.
  • Red Welsh Onion (Allium fistulosum 'Red Welsh’): A perennial member of the Onion family and stronger flavoured than the white type, Red Welsh onion take up very little space and can be used as both a vegetable and a Herb.
  • Wild Rocket (Diplotaxis muralis): The strong, peppery flavour of fresh Wild Rocket is phenomenal compared to shop bought rocket and can be added to salads or sandwiches or makes the most delicious pesto.

      For information on growing from herb seeds please see Jekkapedia, Jekka's video on how to sow seeds, Jekka's blog or Jekka's Guide to Culinary Herbs.

      Jekka’s grow at home herb kit contains:

      • 5 fibre pots – environmentally friendly, peat free, biodegradable pots*;
      • Compost – Jekka’s hand-made special seedling mix, which is organic (though not certified), vegan and peat free;
      • Perlite – for covering the seeds;
      • 5 packets of seeds – our untreated seeds that can be used to grow organic herb plants;
      • 5 labels – recycled lollypop sticks;
      • An introductory guide

      Jekka's grow at home herb kits can be followed on by Jekka's "Grow On" Kit - 1 ltr pots unless you wish to plant them straight out.

      *Fibre pot shape might differ to those in product image.

      For information on growing herbs from seeds please see Jekka's blogs on sowing herb seeds, sowing your winter culinary herbs or how to grow vegetables.

      Jekka's "How to Grow Herbs" videos, includes Jekka's video on how to sow herb seeds  for an informative step-by-step guide to seed sowing.

      Growing indoors? Check out Jekka's blog on indoor herb gardening for some advice.

      If you require pots or compost, see Jekka's Herb Kits that includes Jekka's Seed Sowing Kit. This kit contains all you need to sow a collection of herb seeds.

      For more information on growing herbs plants please see Jekkapedia, Jekka's blog or our FAQs page.

      Happy Herbs!

      Along with Jekka’s Grow at Home Seed Kits, for the Spring, Summer and Autumn we have made Jekka’s Herb Calendar for 2022, which is a celebration of herbs throughout the year.

      Buy Jekka's Spring, Summer and Autumn Grow at Home Seed Kits and receive Jekka's Herb Calendar for free.

      Jekka’s Herb Calendar is full of beautiful pictures taken by Jekka of Jekka’s Herb Farm, Jekka’s Herbetum or culinary & medicinal herbs at that time of year.

      In each month, we highlight a herb, provide Jekka’s top tips and give you some handy advice on what to do to ensure your herbs always look their best and bring both colour to your garden and flavour to your kitchen. Throughout Jekka’s Herb Calendar, you can also simply scan the QR codes to be taken to the relevant page on our website for more information.

      One of our three core roots is that we are Environmentally Conscious and for the past 30 years all the herbs grown at Jekka’s have been raised following sustainable, environmentally friendly and organic approaches resulting in a remarkable biodiversity at the herb farm.

      Our herb seeds are also untreated and can be used to grow organic herb plants. Our seeds are hand packed into gassine bags, which are fully recyclable, compostable and biodegradable. These bags are then put into beautifully illustrated paper seed packets. Therefore, our environmental footprint is small.

      Want to know more? You can read more about our sustainability approach to growing herbs in one of Jekka's Blogs. See also: