Celebrate Cyber Monday - Take 15% Off SITE WIDE Today Only! T&Cs apply*

  Free Carbon Neutral Delivery nationwide for all orders over R400

Sandveld Growing Seeds - Herbs & Salads

Sandveld Growing Seeds - Herbs & Salads
Sandveld Growing Seeds - Herbs & Salads
23 reviews Add review
Price From: R23.00
  • Multiple Type's

* Required Fields

Price From: R23.00

Start growing herbs indoors, in containers, or in your garden. Herbs are usually grown in spring, in trays first and planted out in rows of 20cmx50cm spacing. Exceptions are mentioned below. Most herbs dry well in dry, dark well ventilated room or warm oven. Use the drop down menu on the left hand side to choose what seeds you would like.

Spread kindness and share this product


Herbs as a group are relatively easy to grow. Begin your herb garden with the herbs you enjoy using the most.

When growing herbs follow these basic guidelines:

  • Plant herbs in average garden soil with organic matter added to improve texture and drainage.
  • Choose a site that receives at least 6 hours of direct sun each day.
  • Avoid ground where water stands or runs during heavy rains.
  • Compensate for poor drainage with raised beds amended with compost.
  • Apply organic fertilizers sparingly to leafy, fast-growing herbs. Heavy applications of fertilizer, especially those containing large amounts of nitrogen, will decrease the concentration of essential oils in the lush green growth.

Plan your herb garden by grouping herbs according to light, irrigation, and soil requirements. Most herbs enjoy full sun, but a few tolerate shade.

Herb Descriptions
Basil Sweet Basil is favoured in Italian cuisine, good ‘pesto’ material. Water well and regularly, and break out first flower heads to get large plants with lots of leaves. Basil can not take frost.

Coriander Use as fresh 'Cilantro' or leave to flower to harvest seeds. Plant direct in tight rows 10cmx30cm apart and water well to harvest fresh leaves. Allow wider spacing for harvesting seeds.

Dill Leaves and seeds are used for cooking (salad and fish dishes) and preserving (gherkins).

Fennel Herb variety of Fennel that is good as tea, with fish and chicken; the young shoots are delicious in salads. Extremely vigorous grower that can turn into a problem if left to grow uncontrolled. Very beneficial plant in an organic garden as it attracts many beneficial insects and small birds.

Garlic Chives Similar uses as spring Onion. Perennial plant that flowers decoratively late summer. Difficult to grow from seed, easier to split and multiply from existing plants.

- Curly variety
- Flat Leaf Italian variety

Radish Very fast growing, strikingly red salad and vegetable that can be harvested in four to six weeks. Plant trough the year direct into rows (3x30cm).

Rocket Salad herb with strong nutty taste. Best used fresh. Grows fast throughout the year. Keep moist as rocket is prone to flower in hot and dry climate.

Salads are usually planted in trays first and transferred later into beds in rows of 50x50 cm. They are grown throughout the year but tend to get bitter and start flowering when insufficiently watered in hot and dry conditions.

- Great Lakes is a local, traditional green lettuce type of salad
- Maravilla di Verano has attractive frilly red leaves

Butter Lettuce produces compact heads with soft leaves that are delicious but quite sensitive.
- Ultra is of Swiss organic origin

Cos Lettuce have elongated heads with stong stalked leaves
- St. Blaise is a traditional green cos variety.
- Forellenschuss produces very attractive red dotted leaves.

Battavia type salad can either be harvested continually by breaking off individual leaves or left to form heads.
- Lollo Rosso is a dark red leafy type that grows vigorously and offers high pest resistance, possibly due to red colour.
- Oakleaf is a bright green variety with serrated leaves.
- Red Lattughino produces reddish curly leaves.

Endive are winter salads that do better in cooler weather
- Bubikopf produces large heads with green outer and yellow inner leaves.
- St. Laurent is a Frisee type endive with strongly serrated leaves, yellow inner and green outer leaves.

Chicory type salads have a delicately bitter taste and do best under very cold weather conditions, including spells of frost.
- Grumola is a dark green leaved salad producing small rosettes.
- Aida produces small resettes that turn from light reddish to bright red with increasing cold climate.
- Verona a Palla produces under right temperature white stems and dark read leaved, tight heads.

Do you have a question?
Overall Rating
5 out of 5 stars from 23 reviews

23 out of 23 people would recommend this product

18/12/2020, By Karabo
09/11/2020, By Charmaine
Great quality seeds.
04/10/2020, By Peter Rabbit
Rocket and Parsley seeds have grown beautifully
21/09/2020, By Sylvia
Ordered variety of seeds: sunflowers - germinated within 5 days, sweet corn, cucumber, leeks, swiss chard - started germinating within 10 days.
28/08/2020, By Tara
Love these seeds!!!
27/07/2020, By Ocean
How's this
29/06/2020, By gillian
Can't wait for my seeds to come up.
28/05/2020, By Rock
It tastes nice once grown, doesn't need nasty pesticides
27/04/2020, By Candy
04/04/2020, By Blue
Ecstatic about this
01/04/2020, By Winner
Good quality product
28/03/2020, By Green
Organic salad
20/10/2019, By Cindy
Great seeds to start your herb garden!
07/12/2018, By Tiaan
Bought a few of these seeds so far. Works great for me.
25/10/2018, By Wes
Lovely selection of herbs
20/02/2018, By Albertus
03/10/2017, By LC
So glad to find organic seeds! Great variety available too.
03/10/2017, By LC
So glad to find organic seeds!
03/10/2017, By LC
So glad to find organic seeds!
28/06/2017, By Bronwen
I bought the rocket and it is growing well in my veggie garden and tastes great! Will buy these seeds again.
12/06/2017, By June
I bought the Cos Lettuce.
I haven't planted mine yet, but I'm just so exited that I finally found cos lettuce seeds, something none of the major seed distributors or nurseries have.
07/10/2016, By Faye
I bought the cherry belle radishes and sweet basil and got a mix of peppers seed packs. Ive sown all three already and have had 100% germination on both the basil and radishes. The peppers have quite a long germination period (25-30 days) so I don know how well they will turn out; but judging by the other two, I imagine they will germinate incredibly well. The buy-2-and-get-a-3rd-free deal is a steal. Stop wondering if you should get these and just buy them already! You won be sorry.
27/10/2015, By Adele
Love these seeds. We have had wonderful success with these seeds. Just love that we can support organic farmers.

Please Note:

Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice. Some products may be manufactured in a factory that also produce gluten, nuts and dairy products.

Please wait...

Item Successfully Added to Cart
Product successfully removed from basket! Go to checkout