Welcome to The Herb Cottage

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If you've landed on this page looking for Seeds, Vetiver Grass, Olive Trees, Fertilizer, Potting Mix or Hydrodols, click on the links, see the Commerce Section in the side bar to the left or the Menu Bar above. You'll find all the links you need to bring you to any of the pages with sales information. And, thank you for visiting The Herb Cottage Web Site.

Contact The Herb Cottage:

  • Office Phone: 979-562-2153
  • Cell Phone: 361-258-1192
  • Email: cindy@theherbcottage.com

  • The Herb Cottage Nursery

    is a rural nursery in Lavaca County, TX. I focus on herb plants of all kinds, seasonal vegetable seedlings and a great and varied selection of succulents and cacti. We are one of only a handful of nurseries selling Olive Trees in the area.

    I use organic practices for growing all my healthy and nutritional plants. No chemical fertilizer, herbicides or pesticides are ever used. I use no GMO seeds and only buy seeds from reputable sources.

    The Herb Cottage is a production nursery. By that, I mean I start and grow most of the plants sold here. I do occasionally buy in rooted plugs as starts for some of my herbs, but for most of the stock I grow from seed or cuttings right here at The Herb Cottage. What this means to you is the nursery houses plants in all stages of development and looks nothing like a garden center you might be used to. You might see very small plants not ready to sell yet, large plants being held to use as cutting material and there might be plants being organically treated for disease or insects.

    It's always best to wear shoes rather than sandals when you visit The Herb Cottage. This is a rural environment with very little to no paved areas.

    I love to talk herbs and gardening so stop on in and browse the plant selection, be entertained by the guinea fowl, watch the fish in the water garden and TALK PLANTS!

    I give programs to groups, at nurseries, garden clubs, etc. If you're interested in an informative, lively presentation on herbs, herb growing, simple, every day ways to incorporate herbs into your cooking or on canning, please contact me.



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    The Seed Selection on hand at the Nursery will fulfill many of your needs.

    You can view the selection in the Seed Section of the website. I carry coir, a sterile potting ingredient, and I have my own potting mix for seed starting or containers. There is also a selection of Organic Fertilizers for sale: Garden-Ville Sea Tea, Medina Hasta-Gro as well as granular soil amendments. All organic, all natural.

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    The Herb Cottage is proud to have plants for sale at the Industrial Country Market outside of Columbus, TX. The Market is a treasure trove of the unusual, necessary and eclectic. Browse through batteries, garden hoses and nozzles, wheels, imported foods, plastic ware, backpacks, gloves, toys and much, much more. Then, go outside into the greenhouse- all automatically watered- and check out plants for sale from The Herb Cottage as well as different hydroponic growing systems.

    Look around outside and notice all the water capture features, storage tanks for water, the bog gardens and ponds. The whole of the Industrial Country Market is run on Solar Power.

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    To follow my comings and goings at Farmers' Markets, Herb Shows, presentations and workshops at local nurseries, please visit the Schedule Page.



    Social Networking Access

    For updates and the latest news, you can follow The Herb Cottage on Twitter and Facebook as well as my blog. I'm also a member of the local Merchant Circle and I'm LinkedIn.



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    If you are a Market Gardener in the South Central Texas/Houston area and would like to find someone to grow vegetable seedlings for you, please contact me. I can grow any type of vegetable seedling you might need. Contact me to discuss pricing, seed acquision- you purchase seed and get it to me, or I purchase the type of seed you'd like- , timing and more. References available.

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    A.Word.A.Day

    Helmut

    This was Helmut, my Rooster Greeter. He lived in a pen because his eyesight wasn't good. I was afraid he'd be lost if I let him out. He was quite happy in his 2 story condo, especially when visitors arrived. Wasn't he a beauty?

    One morning I realized I hadn't heard Helmut crowing and cackling from his pen. I looked inside, and he wasn't there. I couldn't believe it. Then, I inspected his pen and noticed the wire at the bottom had been pulled up. There were feathers around the area. I think a raccoon got in and took Helmut.

    Helmut had a good life livening up my little nursery, keeping me company when I worked with the plants. I miss him, his antics and his crowing, cackling and whistling.

    May he Rest in Peace.
    5/3/2010