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Chives Chives
3-12
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
0.3
Herbs
Attracts insects, Ground cover
True
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant, Division
4-6 weeks before last frost
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chives
Medium
Wild chives, Flowering onion
Alliaceae
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium schoenoprasum
14-21days
6.0-7.0
21°c (70°f)
8-12inches
Schnittlauch
Allium
Chives are a bulb-forming herbaceous perennial plant, growing to 30–50 cm (12–20 in) tall. The bulbs are slender, conical, 2–3 cm (3⁄4–1 1⁄4 in) long and 1 cm (1⁄2 in) broad, and grow in dense clusters from the roots. The scapes (or stems) are hollow and tubular, up to 50 cm (20 in) long and 2–3 mm (1⁄16–1⁄8 in) across, with a soft texture, although, prior to the emergence of a flower, they may appear stiffer than usual. The grass-like leaves, which are shorter than the scapes, are also hollow and tubular, or terete, (round in cross-section) which distinguishes it at a glance from garlic chives (Allium tuberosum). The flowers are pale purple, and star-shaped with six petals, 1–2 cm (1⁄2–3⁄4 in) wide, and produced in a dense inflorescence of 10-30 together; before opening, the inflorescence is surrounded by a papery bract. The seeds are produced in a small, three-valved capsule, maturing in summer. The herb flowers from April to May in the southern parts of its habitat zones and in June in the northern parts. Show

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Pot marigold Pot marigold
2-11
Annual
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
0.6
Repels nematodes
Flowers, Leaves, Seed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula_officinalis
Medium
Calendula, Common marigold, Scotch marigold, Ruddles
Asteraceae or compositae
Ringelblume
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Calendula officinalis
21°c (70°f)
6-14 days
5.5-7.0
15cm
60
A flowering plant of the daisy family Asteraceae, the marigold is probably native to southern Europe, however, its long cultivation history makes its precise origin unknown. Marigolds can range in colour from white through yellow and orange to red and even pink. ### Propagation - Direct sow Direct sow in spring when light frost is still possible. Can be sown until early summer for fall blooms. ### Propagation - Transplant Sow indoors in late winter, transplant outside when risk of heavy frost has passed. #### Links [Calendula @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/zeolights-organic) Show

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Garlic Garlic
3-10
Perennial
Full sun
Dry, Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
0.6
Herbs
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Seed - direct sow
Late autumn, Early spring
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garlic
Cultivated garlic
Alliaceae
Knoblauch
20cm
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium sativum
6.5-7.0
Sting and itch relief from insect bites
Fibrous
Shallow
100-150 days
Allium
Garlic is a perennial flowering plant growing from a bulb. It is pollinated by bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects. Mulch for proper overwintering when planted in autumn. To harvest dig and do not pull out the bulbs. Let them dry in an airy, shady and dry spot e.g. by hanging them up. Once wrappers are dry, it can be stored at a dry place. Show

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Horseradish Horseradish
4-9
Perennial
Full sun, Partial sun/shade
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Deciduous
0.7-1.5m
Herbs
Ground cover
True
Leaves, Root, Seed
Seed - transplant, Seed - direct sow, Division
2-4 weeks before last frost
8-12 weeks before last frost
At last frost date
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horseradish
Fast
Red cole, Cochlearia armoracia
Brassicaceae
Meerrettich
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Armoracia rusticana
5.5-7.0
Europe
Tap
60cm
8weeks
True
Roots
8-12weeks before last frost
7-23°c (45-75°f)
7-25 days
20cm (8″) / 40-50cm (16-20″)
Yes
Mierik, Mierikswortel
Peberrod
Very undemanding plant, growing basically everywhere. Roots are spicy an be used to make spreads etc. Leafs are edible too and can be added to pickled vegetables. # Propagation While it is possible to grow from seed, the way more easy method is division. Divison can be done all year but best in spring. Show

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Lavender Lavender
5-8
Perennial
Full sun
Dry, Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
Evergreen
1.2
Shrubs
Attracts insects, Hedgerow, Wind breaker
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavandula_angustifolia
Slow
True lavender
Lamiaceae or labiatae
Lavendel
True
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lavandula angustifolia
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Lemon balm Lemon balm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_balm
true
Fast
Dry, moist
Full sun, partial sun/shade
4-8
Balm, common balm, balm mit, bee balm, sweet balm
Light (sandy), medium
Lamiaceae or labiatae
0.7
Herbs
Zitronenmelisse
Leaves
Weed potential
Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Melissa officinalis
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Nasturtium Nasturtium
Flowers, Leaves, Seed, Seedpod
Trap crop, deters whiteflies, deters cucumber beetles, attracts insects, good for biomass
Herbs
6-11
Annual, Perennial
full sun
Moist
light (sandy), medium
seed - direct sow, seed - transplant
1 week after last frost - late spring
2-4 weeks before last frost
2 weeks after last frost
3.5
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropaeolum_majus
Fast
Tropaeolum, Indian Cress
Tropaeolaceae
Große Kapuzinerkresse
15cm
7-12 days
12-18°C (55-65°F)
Oil
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Tropaeolum majus
Flowering plant on the ground. Can be grown annual or perennial #### Links [Nasturtium @ West Coast Seeds](https://www.westcoastseeds.com/products/jewel-mix ) Show

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Onion Onion
3-9
Annual
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium
0.6
Herbs
Bulb, Flowers, Leaves, Root, Seed
Seed - direct sow, Seed - transplant
Spring or fall
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onion
Garden onion
Alliaceae
Zwiebel
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Allium cepa
50°f, 10°c
Seed indoors 6 weeks before transplanting in the garden
2-6 inches
6.0-7.0
Allium
While the Onion is a biennial/ perennial plant, it is mostly grown annually for it's edible leaves and bulbs. Shallot is a popular and well-known variety Can be grown from seeds or sets. Show

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Parsley Parsley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsley
true
Medium
Moist
Full sun, partial sun/shade
Light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Apiaceae or umbelliferae
0.6
Petersilie
Herbs
5-8
Leaves
Biennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Petroselinum crispum
#### Links [Parsley @ Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parsley) Show

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Rue Rue
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruta_graveolens
true
Medium
Dry, moist
Full sun, partial sun/shade
4-10
Shrubs
Common rue, herb of grace, garden rue
Light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Rutaceae
0.5
Weinraute
Leaves
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ruta graveolens
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Sage Sage
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia_officinalis
Medium
Dry, Moist
full sun
3-11
Herbs
Kitchen sage, Small Leaf Sage, Garden Sage, Adacayi, Broadleaf sage, Ching-chieh, Common sage, Echter salbei, Mariyamiya, Sa er wei ya, Salbei, Salie, Salva, Salvia, Sauge commune, Sauge officinale, Sauge, Shalfey, True sage
light (sandy), medium
Lamiaceae or Labiatae
0.6
Salbei
Flowers, Leaves
Annual, Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Salvia officinalis
Evergreen
In humid zones above 9 it might be only possible to grow as an annual. Show

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Tansy Tansy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tansy
true
Fast
Dry, moist
Full sun
3-8
Common tansy, golden buttons, curly leaf tansy
Light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
Asteraceae or compositae
1.0
Rainfarn
Herbs
Flowers, leaves
Weed potential
Perennial
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Tanacetum vulgare
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Thyme Thyme
5-11
Perennial
full sun
Dry, Moist
light (sandy), medium
Evergreen
0.1-0.3m
Herbs
true
Flowers, Leaves
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thymus_vulgaris
Medium
Garden thyme, Wild Thyme, Samon-phyu, Timo, Tomillo, Thym, Common thyme, German thyme, Thyme
Lamiaceae or Labiatae
Thymian
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Thymus vulgaris
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Tomato Tomato
10-12
Annual, Perennial
Full sun
Moist
Light (sandy), Medium, Heavy (clay)
2.0
True
Fruit, Seed
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato
Fast
Garden tomato, Dumádu, Garden tomato, Love apple, Lycopersicum esculentum, Tomate, Tomato, Tomato extract containing lycopene, Tomato|thakkali, Tumatis, Lycopersicon esculentum
Solanaceae
Tomate
Oil
https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Solanum lycopersicum, https://pfaf.org/User/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Lycopersicon esculentum
Start seeds indoors 5-6 weeks before last frost
In containers or in rows in beds around last frost date
6.2-6.8
70-80°f
An easy-growing, humus-loving vegetable plant that is mostly grown for its fruits that can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried in salads and various dishes. There are a great number of cultivars. Indeterminate tomato plants are perennials in their native habitat, but are cultivated as annuals. Determinate, or bush, plants are annuals that stop growing at a certain height and produce a crop all at once. An alternate name for the tomato is Lycopersicon esculentum. Show

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Comfrey Comfrey
Perennial
Herbs
Boraginaceae
This plant is a wonderful dynamic accumulator, biomass generator, drip line extender, and all around companion plant. Show

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Chamomile Chamomile
Herbs
5-9
Annual
full sun
Dry, Moist
light (sandy), medium, heavy (clay)
at last frost date
0.5
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_chamomilla
Asteraceae or Compositae
Kamille
Matricaria recutita - L., German chamomile, wild chamomile
Direct sow in autumn or shortly before latest date of frost
Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date
1 week
One species of the daisy family often used for herbal-infused chamomile tea. Can be used fresh or dried. Native to southern and eastern Europe and western Asia. Need light to germinate. #### Links [Chamomile @ Plants For A Future](https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Matricaria recutita) Show

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