Richters is first on my list of places to purchase herb plants online. I used to buy flats of herbs for our greenhouse business and still continue to be a completely satisfied customer all these years later.
Their herb selection is huge. You can find hundreds of different varieties and dozes of every type of herb you might need. I love that every year, the catalog comes early and I start making lists of herbs that I want, those that I need and then an ever longer list of herbs I never knew existed!
These are true herb experts. The catalog includes comprehensive information about growing and using everything they sell. Order as early as possible-as soon as you get the catalog is good. Their selection is vast, but they do only have a limited number of actual plants available. Don't forget, you can order as few as a single plant, or even a small tray of 12! This is the perfect size for the serious home herb gardener.
Ok, I admit to having a little herbal crush on Richo Cech, for the energy that he brings to the herbal world. Not only is he highly skilled, he continues to work tirelessly, to protect and learn about herbs from around the world.
If you have some time, before ordering your herbal plants from Horizon Herbs, take a moment and read all of the herbal pages that are there. It is literally an herbal education within the site itself.
Buying herb plants from Horizon is also a joy. The plants are healthy and robust, obviously packed with care. I highly recommend using Horizon Herbs when looking for medicinal herbs for your gardens.
Possum Creek is an herb farm that sells plants online. I do not have personal experience with them, but many of my friends have, and all sales have been positive. It is important to support smaller growers, for that is where the diversity comes from.
At the time of this writing, Possum Creek is also experiencing unusually high heat. They are not shipping live plants currently, and that speaks volumes about how much they care about the plants that they produce. Their site says that they will begin shipping once the weather begins to cool to less than 90 degrees again. Still, it is a good time to go check out what they normally have available, and sign up to be on their mailing list.
Another herb grower that I have not ordered from directly, but the buzz is all good in my group of herb loving friends. To me, that is good enough for my business! I love that they are USDA Certified Organic, and they also sell flowers and vegetable plants.
Their site also offers a huge extra: Botanical name cross referencing and Herb quick reference pages, where you can research just the right plant that you *meant* to buy, and find out the proper growing conditions for everything. There is nothing like having the security of knowing you can grow something before shelling out the money for plants that don't stand a chance.
This final site was a joyous find for me. I came to it by way of a few other herbalist's recommendations. It sells a huge variety of herbs for medicinal and culinary use. Your selection is sorted for easy shopping: Aromatic, Dyes(be still my heart), Butterflies, Everlasting, Traditional, Repellent, Culinary, Honey, Native, and Ornamental. What a find!
If you have had experience ordering from this herb farm, please send me an email. I would love to hear your thoughts!