Grow Your Own

Our Grow Your Own category is very dynamic and changes frequently depending on the availability of medicinal herbs, cuttings, roots and other perennial plants from our herb farm. Please check back frequently or subscribe for individual plants and be the first to get notified once they are available again.

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Burn jelly plant

4 Review(s)
Price $6.50
Availability: 22 In Stock

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.

Calendula seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 6 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.

Sorrel plant

Price $8.50
Availability: Out of stock
Rumex acetosa

Family: Polygonaceae

Common names: Sorrel, Garden Sorrel, Lemon Sorrel

We ship the sorrel throughout the winter period when it is dormant. We divide the clumps to order and ship them every Monday starting in July. Sign up below to get notified once they are available.

Mullein seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 5 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.

Jerusalem Artichokes

Price $9.50
Availability: 25 In Stock

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

Organic 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.

Elephant Garlic

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

SOLD out for 2021!
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Order contains 3 cloves.

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

Capsicum seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 43 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.

Peppermint dormant root cuttings

8 Review(s)
Price $5.00
Availability: Out of stock
This is a beautiful peppermint with a very "pepperminty" flavour. It is the one we grow commercially.

We have root cuttings availabe for a limited time over the next two weeks as we dig up our dormant plants and give them new beds. They are 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.

Cavolo Nero Kale Seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 36 In 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.

Comfrey

Price $8.50
Availability: 18 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.

Seed Potatoes Urenika

Price $15.00
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.

Growing instructions below.

Organic Seed Garlic

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

Sold out for 2021. Sign up below to get notified for 2022.


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 usually sell out within just a few hours/days.

Please click on this link for growing instructions: Growing Garlic

Egyptian Walking Onions

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock
Available from March each year (while stock lasts). Sold out within 3 weeks! More available in 2022.

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

1 bag with 10 bulbils/topsets.

Multiplying Spring Onions

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

Available once a year in June/July once they are dormant. Sign up below to be the first to find out once they are available.

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.

Marshmallow

Price $8.50
Availability: 11 In Stock

Marshmallow seedlings and crowns are dug and packed once a week on a Sunday or Monday.

The parcel gets shipped the following Monday or Tuesday after payment has been received.

Growing tip are below.

Elecampane crown

Price $9.50
Availability: 52 In Stock

1 crown is $9.50
2 crowns is $16 (save $3)

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. 

Horseradish Seedlings

Price $8.50
Availability: 21 In Stock

Shipment every Monday.

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.

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

Horseradish is a powerful and pungent plant. It has the ability to aid in weight loss, lower blood pressure, alleviate respiratory conditions, build strong bones, improve the immune system, stimulate healthy digestion and to promote heart health.

More info on how to prepare the fresh root can be found here.
It acts as a substitute for Wasabi.

Seed Yams

Price $15.00
Availability: 13 In Stock

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.

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