Purple Hollyhock: stunningly beautiful, has edible flowers that grace the top of a cake quite nicely
(aka Holy or Sacred Basil): much easier to grow than regular basil,
has strong medicinal properties, revered in India by the spiritual
Nasturtium: super easy to grow & germinates quickly,
has bright cheery flowers that are spicy & delicious in salads,
leaves are also edible
Red Bergamot: has hot pink flowers that
smell & taste gorgeous, leaves & flowers may be added to black
tea to give an earl grey-like flavour
Horehound: leaves have a very interesting texture, can be made into delicious lozenges to treat coughs
yes, like the sponges! A friend of mine successfully grew & dried
her own luffas & they look just like store-bought ones!
Chocolate Mint: need I say more??
very easy to grow, has very beautiful alien-like blue flowers that can
be dried & applied to herbal wreaths, has edible seeds
(aka Shiso or Japanese Basil): easy to grow, a delicious addition to
sushi & salads, an often effective treatment for seasonal allergies
Happy Seed Hunting!