Grow Your Own

In our Grow Your Own category you will find Seeds & Bulbs, Plants and Composting Equipment. Happy browsing through this great selection.
Plants are grown spray free, free from chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. We are a biological farm enhancing soil life and working with natural cycles. Please watch our Country Calendar episode for more details and to get a peek into our life.

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Burn jelly plant

4 Review(s)
Price $8.50
Availability: 25 In Stock

Available year round because they ship well and do not go dormant like the other plants that we offer. 


Bulbine frutescens

Family: Asphodelaceae

Common names: burn jelly plant, stalked bulbine, snake flower, cat's tail

This is a popular, waterwise garden plant, especially when planted en masse as a ground cover, or in rock gardens. It is often cultivated for its medicinal properties.

Yacon Crown
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Yacon Crown

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Please note that we ship plants only in their winter dormancy, which gives you the best success rate when you plant them into your garden. We do not take preorders throughout the year and may choose to not respond to your email asking when they will be available again. Thank you for your understanding.

Mullein seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 8 In Stock

Mullein (verbascum thapsus) is an upright biannual herb growing a rosette in its first year and a flower spike up to 2 metres tall in the second year of its lifecycle.

In our moderate New Zealand climate they often grow a rosette in spring followed by the flower spike in late summer or even autumn. Seeds germinating in autumn may grow the flower spike in early summer after the winter period.

200 seeds per pack.

Galangal Plant
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Galangal Plant

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Alpinia galanga

Commonly known as Siamese ginger, Thai ginger or galangal, is a tropical evergreen perennial with a thick aromatic rhizome. It grows well in cooler climates and has been grown exceptionally well in a tunnel house at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. We also grow it outside in a south-facing sunny position.


Order is for 1 plant.

Calendula seeds

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Price $4.50
Availability: 5 In Stock

Calendula (calendula officinalis) seeds.

Striking orange calendula from our KoruKai Herb Farm collection.

We have bred these over the years and selected for very orange and large flower heads. They make a gorgeous medicinal oil.

Bush tomato seeds

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Price $4.50
Availability: 23 In Stock

This bush tomato is fantastic. No need to stake, no need to pinch out laterals. Very easy care and a prolific fruiter. Produces an abundance of fresh tomatoes for salads and cooking.

Marshmallow plants
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Marshmallow

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Price $15.00
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Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) leaves and roots are used for pain and swelling (inflammation) of the mucous membranes that line the respiratory tract. They are also used for dry cough, inflammation of the lining of the stomach, diarrhea, stomach ulcers, constipation, urinary tract inflammation, and stones in the urinary tract.

Growing tip are below.

Tomato Tangella seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 23 In Stock

This is our favourite tomato to eat raw and for salads. Low in acidity and great flavour.

It produces orange, medium sized and round tomatoes.

This orange tomato contains higher levels of Tetra-cis-lycopene which is easily absorbed in the raw fruit and helps to promote health and fight against cancer and heart disease.

Compost Thermometer

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Price $29.90
Availability: 262 In Stock

Stainless steel thermometer with long probe to measure the temperature of compost and soil.

Improved version of the KoruKai thermometer. Now hermetically sealed to withstand the weather and prevent fogging. We still advise to not leave it sticking in the compost for long periods of time.

50 cm long

Comes with a thorough leaflet to explain the colour coded temperature ranges. This is sent via email after you have done your purchase. Please look for an email with the subject line: [KoruKai Herb Farm] Files available for your order

ARTICLE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF THERMAL COMPOSTING


When ordering more than one thermometer please choose from the list below so the shipping stays the same as for one thermometer.

For larger quantities and wholesale rates please send us a message: [email protected]

Tomato Riesentraube seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 22 In Stock

A fantastic cherry tomato. The plants are laden in summer. Riesentraube means "giant bunches".
Produces bunches of large red fruit with pointed ends.

Heirloom variety dating back to 1800's from Germany.
Good full bodied complex flavour.

Compost Cover

Price $29.90
Availability: 78 In Stock

ComposTex Compost Covers (also known as "compost fleece") is a completely breathable, non-woven fabric made of 100% UV-resistant polypropylene that sheds rainfall and snow melt from compost piles and covered windrows while oxygen perforates.

At KoruKai Herb Farm we even use it for a fast to install, low-tech worm farming system straight on the ground.

Available sizes (please choose your size below):

1.20m x 1.20m

1.20m x 2.40m

1.20m x 3.66m

For different sizes, large quantities or a whole 50m roll please send an email to Kai at [email protected] for a quote.

Capsicum seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 27 In Stock

This is our family favourite and we have grown them for over 10 years now.

It is a beautiful sweet capsicum, full of flavour and very versatile.

Our kids love it raw. We also have it in salads, stir fried, in a curry, or pasta sauce, stuffed, roasted and fermented. You can also dry it and make your own paprika powder with them.

Variety: Yugoslavia Sweet Pepper

Botanical name: Capsicum annuum

Multiplying Spring Onion
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Multiplying Spring Onions

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Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Allium schoenoprasum

Easy care multiplying spring onions/giant chives.

With this starter clump you will have spring onions/giant chives to pick from September until May. No more successive sowing, no more pricking out. Simply plant and cut off as much as you need for 9 months of the year.

Planting instructions are below.

Cavolo Nero Kale Seeds
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Cavolo Nero Kale Seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: Out of stock

Cavolo Nero Kale (Brassica oleracea var. palmifolia) seeds. Heirloom seeds organically grown at KoruKai Herb Farm.

Cavolo Nero is a variety of kale with a long tradition in Italian cuisine, especially that of Tuscany. It is also known as Tuscan kale, Italian kale, dinosaur kale, kale, flat back kale, palm tree kale, or black Tuscan palm.

This is our favourite kale and we have selected seeds from strong, healthy plants that do well in our New Zealand climate. We sow them in spring and end of summer and sometimes harvest from the same plant for over 12 months. That's generous, right?

Approximately 200 seeds per pack.

Sorrel plant
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Sorrel plant

Price $9.50
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Rumex acetosa

Family: Polygonaceae

Common names: Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Lemon Sorrel

Growing instructions are below.

Peppermint seedlings
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Peppermint dormant root cuttings

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Price $7.50
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This is a beautiful peppermint with a very "pepperminty" flavour. It is the one we grow commercially. Aromatic and very flavourful, peppermint is wonderful for the digestive system, acting as a carminative to reduce gas, ease nausea and sooth cramping. It is an uplifting herb and cooling to the body.

Jerusalem Artichokes
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Jerusalem Artichokes

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Price $9.50
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Helianthus tuberosus
Commonly called Jerusalem artichoke, sunchoke or sunroot. It is a type of sunflower. 

Jerusalem artichokes grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides. 

Order is for 3 tubers.

Growing instructions can be found here and below.

Medicinal Roots
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Horseradish Seedling

Price $12.00
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Simply plant into your garden as soon as you receive it and watch it emerge in spring. Growing tips are below.

They have been grown organically at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides.

Comfrey
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Comfrey

Price $9.50
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This plant is very valuable in a food forest and organic garden system.

The roots and leaves have many medicinal uses. It contains high levels of allantoin, making it a powerful cell proliferant internally and externally. It is used to knit wounds and damaged tissue.

Elecampane
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Elecampane crown

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Price $15.00
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Healthy crown with growing tip/s. Simply plant into your garden and watch it emerge in spring. Growing tips and uses are below.

This plant have been grown organically at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides. 

It can be dug up and divided in the following winter. This one plant will grow into 3-6 plants within one year.

Valerian
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Valerian

Price $15.00
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Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia).
This plant have been grown organically at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides.

Egyptian Walking Onions
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Egyptian Walking Onions

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

AVAILABLE AGAIN IN MARCH 2023. Best planting time is April - June. Sign up below to get notified once they are available for ordering.


Egyptian Walking Onions are also called "Tree Onions, Egyptian Tree Onions, Top Onions, Winter Onions, or Perennial Onions."


We love those onions and find them so much easier than growing onions from seed as we find the transplanting so fiddely. The success rate with these ones is a lot higher too. Onions store well for about 1 year in a cool and dry place.


1 bag contains 10 bulbils/topsets.

Arnica plant
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Arnica plant

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Price $9.50
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Meadow Arnica
Arnica chamissonis

Common names: arnica, meadow arnica

Creeping alpine herbaceous perennial.

This plant have been grown organically at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides.



You will get 3 dormant root pieces. Please find growing information and a picture below.

Echinacea
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Echinacea

Price $15.00
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Echinacea (echinacea purpurea) is a highly effective and safe immune herb that helps to jump-start the immune response in the body.

These are healthy young seedlings in their first or second year with growing tips in place. Simply plant into your garden over winter, protect the area from birds and watch them emerge in spring. Growing tips are below.

Seed Potatoes Urenika
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Seed Potatoes Urenika

Price $18.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Solanum tuberosum. Maori Urenika Potatoes.
Organically grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand.

Pack contains 500g of mixed size seed potatoes. Plastic-free packaging.

Growing instructions below.

Seed Yams
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Seed Yams

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Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Not available for 2022 due to grass grub damage of our crop.


Oxalis tuberosa. Also called Oka or Oca.

Organically grown seed yams grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides.

Welsh Bunching Onions
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Welsh Bunching Onions

Price $15.00
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Allium fistulosum
We offer Red Bunching Onions as well as the traditional White Welsh Onions (select below).

These multiplying onion are a great perennial plant. They have a thickened and fleshy leaf base similar to spring onions. They are used extensively throughout the East where they are essential in Chinese and Japanese cooking.

Organic Seed Garlic
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Organic Seed Garlic

Price $12.00
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Organically grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula.

Free from chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.

Demand is high every year for our organic seed garlic and we always sell out.

Each bag contains 10 seed garlic cloves as pictured. Please store them cool and dry until you plant them.

Elephant Garlic
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Elephant Garlic

Price $12.00
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Pack contains 3 cloves.

Organically grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula.
Free from chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and fungicides.

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