Herbs

Herbs

Shop and grow herb seeds and plants for home gardens. Urban Farmer has trialed several herb varieties to find the highest quality plants. Our herb seeds have high yields, easy to grow, and have great flavor.

Golden Burley is a medium flavored Burley with excellent curability. The leaves grow up to 30" long by 12" wide, and turn a bright lemon yellow when ripe. Plants grow 5 to 6 feet in height with little to no suckering. Matures in 60-65 days after transplant. Air cures to a light buck skin brown color. The smoke is flavorful, yet mild. Requires less aging time than most Burleys.

The Wild Bergamot Monarda is the best bee balm for dry locations and produces beautiful violet blooms that have a wonderful scent! This variety has great mid-summer blooms, later than any other Monardas. The Wild Bergamot will attract a large amount of butterflies, bees and hummingbirds!

Black Sea Samsun originated in the Samsun region of Turkey near the Black Sea. It's prized for rich flavor and aroma, but yet mild to smoke. It grows 4'-5' in height and matures in 65-70 days, and is often sun cured. An excellent blend for cigarettes or pipes, or on its own.

Virginia 15 is a light, aromatic cigarette and pipe tobacco. The plant grows to an average of 5' in height producing 22 leaves per plant. Leaves average 14" wide and up to 20" to 22" in length. It is a low nicotine variety with dried leaf averaging 0.95%. It is resistant to most diseases. Virginia 15 is a late maturing variety reaching bloom at 90-95 days.

The Evergreen Parsley is a dark green curly variety with an excellent flavor, fresh or dried, and is an All-American Selection winner for a reason! This Parsley is frost resistant and grows vigorously. Evergreen is perfect for adding to soups, salads or even as a garnish. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Virginia 116 is a bright leaf Virginia Gold variety which grows to 4 1/2 feet in height. Good disease resistance. It produces an average of 19 leaves when topped, excluding bed leaves. Leaves are up to 24" long and 12" wide. It gives good yields, and turns light yellow as it ripens in around 65 days. Easy to air cure and dries a bright golden yellow. It is mild to smoke and is an excellent choice for a cigarette tobacco or in a pipe.

This plant produces a deep dark heirloom tobacco that gives good weight. This is a tobacco prized by growers because it provides a great wrapper tobacco, a rich flavored pipe tobacco, or a premium snuff tobacco when ripe. It grows to 4-5 feet in height. The leaves grow up to 30 inches in length and 16 inches in width and are often fire cured.

Burley 64 is a columnar formed plant growing to 6' in height, and reaches maturity in about 65 days. It is a white stemmed burley with large light green leaves that turn bright yellow as they ripen. It gives good yields with very little suckering, and cures easily, either stalk hung or primed. Burley 64 is resistant to black root rot, tobacco mosaic virus, fusarium wilt, and black shank.

A general use Genovese basil plant that is great for fresh market and live-plant production. Dark green leaves with Genovese aroma. Semi-compact plant with excellent disease resistance. (PS5) Potted Small-Leaf 5

The Paris Wrapper Tobacco variety is a great choice for a cigar wrapper, binder or cigarette tobacco as well as an ornamental tobacco. This tobacco is an heirloom bright leaf variety that is a vigorous early season grower reaching a height of 6 feet. Its leaves grow to 30" long and 20" wide. Paris Wrapper's leaves are a very light green with white stems.

Little Cuba is a small bush like plant that matures very early. Blooms first appear in 28 days. Clipping the blooms will encourage more growth from below and 3-4 new branches will grow up to 3'-4' high. This will increase the yield of this small Cuban type tobacco and a second bloom will appear at about 60 days. The leaves are between 7"-10" in width and 10"-14" long. Leaves appearing before the first bloom will ripen first becoming a mottled yellow with yellow edges.

Tansy is a beautiful yellow blooming herb that actually can help repel insects and may help deter ants and mice in the garden. This herb works better when its made into a tea and sprayed around the yard. If placed in a compost pile, Tansy will add potassium to it. Tansy will grow to be 2-3 feet in height.

The Candy Stevia is a delicious natural sugar-free sweetener as its small leaves are 30 times sweeter than regular sugar. Once dried, each Candy plant can yield up to 1/2 pound of sweet leaves. Harvest this Stevia for fresh use or dried and grounded into powder. Stevia by nature has low germination rates. 60% is normal. Place directly on grow medium and lightly water. Needs light to germinate.

Virginia Gold is a well known heirloom variety dating back well over 50 years. It grows to a height of 6'-7' with low suckering. The light green leaves are from 14" to 18" wide and 24" to 30" long, and turn a light yellow when ripe. The plants produce an average of 18 leaves per plant below the crows foot, with yields averaging 3 oz of dried leaf per plant. Matures in 55 days.

Havana 142 is classified as a cigar binder but is often used in making chew. Many growers find it makes an excellent cigarette tobacco as well. A columnar plant which grows to a height of 4 feet, it matures in only 55 days. A good choice for areas with short growing seasons. Air cures to a light brown.

Shirey is a dark Virginian type tobacco with a mild flavor but with a fuller richer flavor than Virginia Golds have. It is an an excellent tobacco for a cigarette or pipe blend. It produces a large leaf that air cures easily to a medium brown. It is a hardy plant and with stands moderate late season frosts. Grows to a height of 5 1/2 to 6 feet and matures in 65 days.

The Large Leaf Basil gives off a delicious tangy aroma and flavor that is excellent for fresh pesto! This plant variety will grow to be 24-30 inches tall. This fragrant heirloom basil is heat-loving and thrives in full sun. The Large Leaf's shiny dark green leaves can grow up to 4 inches long and is perfect for a home garden or in a windowsill container! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Negro Black Also called "Tabaco Negro" in Spanish, is a name for dark tobacco that is dark in color and strong in taste. Black or dark tobacco is primarily used in cigars and dark cigarettes. It is often slowly darkened by a long curing and fermenting process to give a dark brown to black tobacco with exceptionally mild smoking characteristics. Negro Black grows 5' to 6' in height with a classic Virginian type plant form and leaf shape. The leaves are a medium to dark green averaging 12" to 14" in width and 20" to 22" in length. It matures in 55-60 days.