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Latin Name: Salicornia europaea
Soil Type: Rich free draining soil
Where should I plant this variety? Sun/partial shade
How tall does it grow? Approx 10cm
How much space does it need? Approx 20cm
When does it flower? Samphire does not flower
Top care tips: Water with salt water mix, 1 teaspoon of salt to a pint of water.
So we have been waiting to write about this for a while. There are some varieties of living flavour that encapsulate what we are about at Urban Herbs.
Samphire will traditionally grow in coastal areas or salt marshes. Urban Herbs is based in Birmingham UK. It is hard to get further from the coast. And yet we are able to grow Samphire outside our backdoor. We just think that is so incredibly cool.
We recommend potting a samphire plant into a larger pot and then placing that pot into a container into which you can place a salt water solution. One teaspoon of salt to a pint of water is the recommended ratio. The salt water soaks into the root system and gives your Samphire the salty taste that you will recognise and love.
We have to stress, that this is experimental growing. It is an experiment that has been happening for a few years now and the feedback from customers has been very positive. People seem to universally agree that growing samphire like this is really fun and exciting. You will struggle to grow huge quantities but we have found that the last few years it has certainly kept us furnished with garnishes to accompany fish dishes.
So bloody cool.
All herbs dispatched with DHL Next Day Delivery. For customers in the Highlands and Channel Islands this is 48 hour delivery. This starts from £4.95 and ensures that your herbs reach you promptly and in good health.
If your plant is available on our surplus list you will have the option to 'order now'. We dispatch fresh herbs by Next Day DHL Delivery to ensure that they are not in the postal system for long. We will aim to dispatch orders at the beginning of the week following your order, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the week to ensure no delays over the weekend. We aim to dispatch all such orders within 10 days.
Herb plants are dispatched from April – September each year, but you can order the plants in advance all year round to ensure that you receive the unusual varieties that you desire. Plants will be dispatched on a ‘first come first served’ basis as soon as they are ready. Some varieties will be available a little later in the year from May onwards, and we will aim to dispatch all herbs in one shipment once all the varieties are ready. We will update you on the estimated date of your delivery as soon as we know.
If you have a preferred month for delivery i.e. you are having a new garden installed or building work conducted, please contact us and we will make a note on your order to try our best to accommodate that request.
We aim to reuse packaging as much as possible. Your herbs will be delivered in taupe recyclable pots. We are moving over to using plastic blister cell packaging which contains at least 90% recycled content and is itself 100% recyclable. These things are important to you and are important to us.
Occasionally due to circumstances beyond our control problems can arise. If you are not satisfied in the condition of your plants upon reaching you, please contact us as soon as possible providing pictures so that we can deal with your enquiry and feedback to our courier service. We will endeavour to ensure a resolution is reached that leaves you satisfied.