December 9, 2010 at 10:55 pm #253914
I was just about to order some seeds & herbs, but thought I would check if any ALS’rs might have any they want to swap first….
I am after some Vietnamese mint and parilla. I would also like some zucchini (dark variety or cocozelle) and cucumber seeds (lebanese pref).
I have the seeds on this thread that I would be happy to swap with:
Thanks in advance,
BelDecember 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm #484695
Unfortunately I don’t have enough to trade but thanks for reminding me to plant my Vietnamese mint 😀January 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm #484696
I managed to buy some Vietnamese mint, but struggling to find perilla leaf. Anyone know where I could buy some seeds/seedlings? I got a new cookbook for my birthday (it’s lovely, by the way) – ‘Stories and recipes from Vietnam – The Songs of Sapa’ by Luke Nguyen. It has all sorts of different herbs I’m going to find hard to source. I’m also looking for sawtooth herb and rice paddy herb if anyone knows where I can buy seeds/seedlings of those. Is there a dedicated Asian herb seller anywhere??
Ta in advance,
BelJanuary 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm #484697
Isabell Shipard (herbsarespecial.com.au) has a wide range of hard to find herbs and other goodies – where abouts are you?
SonyaJanuary 1, 2011 at 3:05 pm #484698
I had a look at the Green Harvest site and sure enough they have what you’re looking for – just scroll down the page and you’ll find purple and green perilla seeds available.
SonyaJanuary 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm #484699
Thanks Sonya! Will have a look at the sites. I’m in Adelaide.January 2, 2011 at 12:59 pm #484700
I googled sawtooth herb and it looks like one I bought at a local market in Vic. They labelled it as chinese coriander. Maybe someone could verify whether they are the same herb? May help if someone else has it labelled as such.
PaulJanuary 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm #484701
Thanks for the heads-up Paul. I just looked in the cook book’s glossary and it says of sawtooth herb: ‘Also known as sawtooth coriander or long coriander, this herb has slender, long green leaves with serrated edges. It has a strong coriander-like flavour, and is often used as a garnish for soups’. Sounds like what you may be describing. Could you save me a few seeds when/if yours goes to seed? Or find out if your market supplier could post me some?
BelJanuary 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm #484702
I’ll ask next tim e I go to the market.
PaulJanuary 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm #484703
AKA Mexican coriander – both Green Harvest and Isabell Shipard do mail orders,
Good Luck with it all,
SonyaJanuary 2, 2011 at 4:01 pm #484704
Thanks guys. Just placed an order for Mexican coriander & 2 varieties of perilla with Green Harvest. Still looking for Vietnamese fish mint & rice paddy herb, but this should keep me going for now.
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