Two of my favorite heirloom herbs. The arugula has always been slow to germinate. Not any more! The Marseille basil has always been easy and profuse. Not this year. So I found two seed sellers of the small business type and ordered seed. The arugula seed arrived from Quail Seed company, a couple who live in California and survived the terrible forest fires. The seed germinated in a matter of days prolifically in my gutter gardens. I am waiting on new Marseille seed from Terroir Seeds, a couple who specialize in heirlooms. I'll let you know how that goes.
Sylvetta arugula from Quail Seed
Lemon cypress and lemon cypress cuttings . .. ....
I bought the lemon cypress for topiary and went ahead and tried to root the cuttings. I read that it would take a year to root (bay tree takes a year). It was on a heat mat in my greenhouse and rooted in 3.5 months. Beautiful! I will be offering these when they mature. I will be offering salad herb garden sets also. Salad burnet, arugula, sorrel, parsley, chives, and more.