Grow Your Own

AVAILABLE: Burn jelly plant and compost thermometers. Also a variety of seeds for your summer garden.

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.

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.

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Burn jelly plant

4 Review(s)
Price $8.50
Availability: 5 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.

Calendula seeds

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.

Mullein seeds

Price $4.50
Availability: 12 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.

Organic Seed Garlic

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

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

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

Elephant Garlic

Price $12.00
Availability: Out of stock

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

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: 14 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.

Multiplying Spring Onions

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Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

Available again in 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.

Shipment is every Monday* in July only while stock lasts.

* order and payment need to be in by 4pm Friday to be sent the following Monday, otherwise they will be sent the week after.

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.

Cavolo Nero Kale Seeds

Regular price $4.50 Price $3.90 -$0.60
Availability: 19 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.

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

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

Peppermint dormant root cuttings

8 Review(s)
Price $5.00
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.

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.

* 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.

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 Seedlings

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

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

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.

Comfrey

Price $8.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available again in 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.

Shipment every Monday. Orders and payments need to be made by Saturday, 4pm to get shipped the following Monday.

Elecampane crown

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

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

Shipment every Monday. Orders and payments need to be made by Saturday, 4pm to get shipped the following Monday.

Valerian

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

Available again in 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).

Shipment every Monday. Orders and payments need to be made by Saturday, 4pm to get shipped the following Monday.

Marshmallow

Price $9.50
Availability: Out of stock

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

Marshmallow seedlings and crowns are dug and packed once a week during winter and while stock lasts.

Shipment every Monday. Orders and payments need to be made by Saturday, 4pm to get shipped the following Monday.

Growing tip are below.

Egyptian Walking Onions

Price $15.00
Availability: Out of stock

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

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

1 bag with 10 bulbils/topsets.

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.

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