Nice "how to" grow organic herbs starting with a certified organic farm video. More than one way to skin a cat and this video offers low cost tips on how to carve a "certified organic herbs" selling to restaurants and other outlets seeking certified organic herbs. HerbFest not only sells certified organic herbs, vegetables but our herbs are also from certified organic root stock or mother plants.
Growing Certified Organic Herbs For The Restaurant Industry Video
Cardoon or Cardune Is Herb & Vegetable
Cardoon is known as a showplace focal plant in landscape design. Beautiful blue hair like artichoke type blossoms which can be dried and used as centerpiece in floral arrangements. Also an edible with the leaves and stalk being eaten. In Europe fields of this gorgeous plant can be seen. A perennial plant ( Zone 7 and below) , going dormant in winter, re-emerging in spring and self seeding. Often used as the center focal plant in many U.S. gardens. Available at Wake Forest HerbFest most years.
Organic, Local, Non GMO HerbFest Strawberry Plants
Toscany Strawberry Plants
Toscana, or Tuscany as it is widely known, is celebrated as the birthplace of the Italian renaissance. And it's in that spirit that we are offering an enlightened strawberry perfect for intimate dimensions. (Italy is also famous for fitting a lot of style into limited space.) Toscana produces attractive rose flowers and a luscious fruit in a plant perfectly sized for patios, balconies or smaller beds and gardens. 2011 Fleuro Star Award.
Rainbow Treasure Strawberries
Very show-super eye catcher in a large pot or basket! Rainbow Treasure is an ornamental edible with beautiful spring blooms of white, pink and rose, followed by juicy-sweet, scented berries. With a creeping habit, it makes a great groundcover but also looks beautiful when grown in containers on your deck. Biennial – 2 year life, comes back next year.
Eleonora Mildew Resistant Basil
In 2014 much of the Southeast had to deal with Powdery Mildew on the basil production. This form of disease transmits to most varieties of basil and there is little one can do to stop the infestation. There is one variety of basil that is more resistant than other varieties and that is the variety "Eleonora". Wake Forest Herbfest 2015 will offer this variety to our customers. You will still have the same flavor, growing conditons as the more familiar Genovese, Italian style basil, but this year you can expect healthy, full leaved basil plants from us. Our goal is to only provide you with the best in local, organic, non GMO plants for your lifestyle.
As with all our herbs this variety is still non GMO, raised from organic sources and raised organically so you are still getting the herbs you expect from HerbFest. For more information on powdery mildew click here for report from N.C. State University.
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