Jekka's thoughts for Easter

With Spring just about here we are busy sowing seeds and taking cuttings, growing herbs for the new season; as Jekka says "herbs can live without us, but we cannot live without them". To say it is an unusual year would be an understatement and our thoughts are with everyone who is affected. Sadly, we have had to cancelled our first Open Day of the year. Please see our online statement to keep up to date.

Jekka's thought this Easter is to remember that we are blessed with a number of wonderful UK Native Herbs, which can be seen or foraged on your doorstep. Two of our favourites are Cowslips (not to be picked) and Wild Garlic, shown below, but there are many more, which you can read about in Jekka's Guide to UK Native Herbs.

For Easter look out for Cowslip (Primula veris) also known as St Peter’s keys or Keys of Heaven. These names are associated with the legend that St Peter let his keys to Heaven drop to earth when he learned that a duplicate set had been made. Where they fell the cowslip grew.
One of our favourites, Wild Garlic (Allium ursinum), is also reappearing from winter. The leaves are great in salads, soups, as a vegetable or used to make a pesto. It can be simply wilted in butter and served with mash potato or added to soups or stews for flavouring.
Read Jekka's Guide to UK Native Herbs

Jekka's Seeds

Thank you to everyone who has ordered seeds from us recently. It is very exciting at this time to think of so many households starting little herb patches on their balconies, window sills or in their gardens.

Herbs provide a lot of joy and there is nothing more inspiring that seeing a seed you have sown unfurl and grow into a useful herb.

For Jekka's video on how to successfully sow seeds, please click on the link below.

Jekka's Video on 'How to Sow Seeds'

Jekka's Easter Ideas

We are delighted to now be able to offer a range of Sneeboer Tools, both through our online shop and at our farm during our Open Days.

We are fans of hand-forged garden tools and have known Jaap Sneeboer and Wilma Peelen for a long time through the RHS show circuit.

Easter Gift
For Easter we are offering you the chance to buy the trowel and spade set at a combined discount. Check it out online.

Jekka's herbal infusions, seeds and homeware and gifts are also available online and we are sending out our mail order as fast as we can.

We are pleased to announce that we have also expanded our online store with not only Jekka's new herb kits, Jekka's Grow at Home Herb Kit and Jekka's Grow at Home Herb Veg Kit but also a range of products to look after your herbs. See the link below to visit our online store.

Jekka's Grow At Home Veg Kit contains all you need to start a little herb veg patch for all ages indoors or out.
Jekka's sells a range of gardening gifts from Maxi crop to Epsom Salts to help keep your plants health.
Jekka's Gifts For Gardeners

Jekka's HerbFest

Given the ever evolving situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are delaying the release of our tickets for Jekka's HerbFest. We are excited about our first Jekka's HerbFest, and hope that it will still run from the 3rd to 5th July. Please follow our instagram @jekkasherbfarm or check our online statement for annoucements.

You can see the 'Friends of Jekka' line-up and more through the link below.

 Jekka's HerbFest is Proudly Supported by Candide

Jekka's HerbFest

'Cultivating Flavour'
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