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: 14 In Stock

Shipment on the Monday following the order.

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.

Mullein seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 11 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.

Compost Thermometer

12 Review(s)
Price $29.90
Availability: 310 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]

Compost Cover

Price $29.90
Availability: 84 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.

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.

Calendula seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 14 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.

Organic Seed Garlic

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

SOLD OUT FOR 2022 Season. Sign up below to get an email in case we have some more available after we have planted our lot.


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.

Please see the link here for growing tips: https://blog.korukai.co.nz/2020/04/15/growing-organic-garlic-part-i

Please read and apply as much of the recommendations as you can to feed it properly and reduce the chance of disease.

Bush tomato seeds

1 Review(s)
Price $4.50
Availability: 18 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.

Elephant Garlic

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

SOLD OUT FOR THIS 2022 SEASON WITHIN ONLY 2 HOURS.

We increase our plantings every year and will have more available next year. Due to such a high demand, it is hard for us to keep up. Thank you for your understanding. We do NOT take preorders for next year.

Sign up below to get an email notification for 2023.

Pack contains 3 cloves.

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

Tomato Tangella seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 20 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.

Multiplying Spring Onions

2 Review(s)
Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available again mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.

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.

Tomato Riesentraube seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 21 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.

Welsh Bunching Onions

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

SOLD OUT. Sign up below to get notified once they are available again (August 2022).

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.

They are easy to grow, prolific and well worth the small space they take in the garden or in a pot on a sunny windowsill. Useful for pulling as spring onions or simply cut what you need at the base. Can be divided and re-planted every spring.

The red ones grow to a larger size and are thicker in diameter than the white ones.

Order is for 5 plants.

Capsicum seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 26 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

Sorrel plant

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available again in July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.

Available only over winter (July/August), while plant is dormant.

We ship live plants on Mondays* only.

Rumex acetosa

Family: Polygonaceae

Common names: Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Lemon Sorrel

We only ship the sorrel throughout the winter period when it is dormant.

* order and payment need to be in by 4pm Friday to be sent the following Monday, otherwise they will be sent the week after. If your order contains other items they will be all sent together unless separate orders are placed.

Seed Yams

1 Review(s)
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.

Peppermint dormant root cuttings

8 Review(s)
Price $7.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available again mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.

Available only over winter (July/August), while plant is dormant.

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.


They come bare rooted with some growing tips in place.

Small: enough for a 20cm wide planter/pot
Large: enough to fill 1 m2 of garden bed.

Jerusalem Artichokes

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available again in July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.

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

Shipment every Monday while stock lasts.

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.

Galangal Plant

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available in August 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is available for order.

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 will grow some of it this year outside, so I will report back how that goes.

We grow the red variety, which is more cold hardy and does well in our South Island climate.

The galangal has been grown at KoruKai Herb Farm, Banks Peninsula. Free from synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides. 

Order is for 1 plant.

Yacon Crown

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available in August 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is available for order.

Smallanthus sonchifolius

"Yacon" means "water root" in the Inca language and its tubers were historically highly valued as a wild source of thirst-quenching refreshment for travellers. The liquid can also be drawn off and concentrated to produce yacon syrup. The yacón is a species of perennial daisy traditionally
grown in the northern and central Andes from Colombia to northern Argentina for its crisp, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots.

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

Order is for 1 crown.

Horseradish Seedling

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

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Order is for 1 plant. It will be a healthy, dormant root with a growing tip. Simply plant into your garden over winter 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.

Carrot seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available in winter 2022 for spring sowing. Sign up below to get notified once they are available again.

NZ grown and adjusted to our climate.

These carrot seeds have been in our family for 7 years now. We love the reliable harvest of fresh carrots year round.

They are sweet, crunchy, versatile and so flavourful.

We love them raw, grated in salads, fermented, fried with some butter and straight out of the garden.

Botanical name: Daucus carota "Scarlet nantes"

Comfrey

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available again mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.

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 crown

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available again mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.


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

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available again mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.

Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia).

Marshmallow

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available again in mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is back in stock.


Marshmallow 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.

Egyptian Walking Onions

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

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.

Seed Potatoes Urenika

Price $18.00
Availability: Out of stock

OUT OF STOCK. NEXT LOT AVAILABLE IN AUGUST. SIGN UP BELOW TO GET AN EMAIL NOTIFICATION ONCE THE NEXT LOT IS AVAILABLE FOR ORDER.

Available Jan/Feb and Jul/Aug.

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.

Arnica plant

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is in stock.

Available only over winter (July/August), while plant is dormant.

Meadow Arnica
Arnica chamissonis

Common names: arnica, meadow arnica

Echinacea

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available mid July 2022. Sign up below to get notified once it is in stock.

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

Order is for 3 small plants ($5 each). These are healthy seedlings with growing tips. Simply plant into your garden over winter, protect the area from bird and watch them emerge in spring. Growing tips are below.

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