All Rare Herbs

FAQ

How do I look after my plants after they have been in the post?

Your plants have been in a box for an extended period and need to watered and acclimatised to sunlight.

First thing is a good watering, ideally with some seaweed product in the water.

To re-acclimatise to sunlight is a progressive process taking 3-4 days. Firstly, check the growing conditions for the amount of sunlight required, and acclimatise to that level using the same method as for plants requiring full sun.

For species requiring full sun, place in a position that will receive 2-3 hours or early morning sunlight and gradually increase the exposure to light each day. After 4 days the plants should be able to tolerate a full day of sun. The progressive nature of this process is particularly important during hot and dry conditions.

How much is shipping (within Australia)?

Shipping costs vary according to the type of product purchased. See Shipping detail.

Seed only orders start at $6.60 for up to six packets. Book and herb product orders start at $11.00

Plants are sent by Express Post and shipping is calculated at the checkout by Australia Post. Freight depends on weight, dimensions and delivery location. See shipping detail.

Do you send plants to WA or Tasmania?

We do not ship plants to WA or Tasmania.

We do ship seed and books to WA and Tasmania.

Do you ship internationally?

No items on our website are shipped internationally.

What is the turn around time for orders?

Dispatch of orders is always Mondays and Tuesday.

Orders received before Friday are dispatched the following Monday.

Orders received after Friday, are dispatched the Monday of the next week.

You will be notified (by email) if there is to be a delay in dispatching your order.

My plants were damaged in transit. What do I do?

If the plant is badly damaged in shipment or dead on arrival, then please contact us to advise us of the issue. Photos are very useful.

Dead, weak or badly damaged plants will be replaced or refunded.

Have your seed been treated with chemicals.

Seed supplied is untreated by chemicals. We do not teat seed with fungicides or pesticides.

Are your seed or plants genetically modified?

Our seed and plants are GMO free, open pollinated.

The instruction on the seed packet is to cold condition. What does this mean?

The instruction on the seed packet is to cold condition. What does this mean?

Cold conditioning is to provide a brief chill to the seed to stimulate germination. This can be achieved by placing seed packet in fridge for about 30 days prior to sowing.

The instruction on the seed packet is to treat with stratification. What does this mean?

Stratification is either warm, cold or multi-cycle. Stratification is prolonged moist conditioning to stimulate seed germination. Place seed in a container of moist (NOT wet) vermiculite or sand and conditioned depending if stratification is cold or warm.

Cold stratification is at 4C and seed container can be placed in the fridge. Warm stratification is at 20C and this can be achieved on top of the fridge or hot water heater. After allotted time, seed is removed from the container and sown as per usual.

Multi-cycle stratification is the alternation of warmth, cold and warm. Generally time conditioning to sow into warmth as the last treatment.