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Burnet Seeds

Botanical - Pimpinella saxifraga


Seed Count:
170 Seeds
Usually despatched within 24 hours
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170 Seeds.

Other Names - Salad Burnet, Garden Burnet, Small Burnet…

The leaves of Salad Burnet have a subtle cucumber flavour and can be added raw to salads, sandwiches, cold summer drinks etc. This easy to grow rewarding herb produces good quality leaves which are excellent for flavouring vinegars and soft cheese.

  • Refreshing, cucumber flavoured leaves.
  • Makes delicious savoury flavoured herb butters.
  • Easy to grow.

Suitable For - Containers, vegetable plot, raised beds, flower borders

Sowing Months - March - June

Harvest - As soon as established (15 - 20 cm in height)

Uses - Cucumber-flavoured leaves used in salads, flavouring vinegars, cottage and cream cheese, garnish etc.

Soil Preperation

Add some well rotted manure or compost to the soil a few weeks before sowing. If the soil is heavy clay or the drainage is poor mix in a generous amount of sand and gravel to the soil also. Remove any weeds from the area.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Perennial Module Grown & Transplants
Type   Distance between plants N/A
Position Full sun, light shade Distance between rows N/A
Average height 30 - 50 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 40 cm Sowing distance between plants 30 cm
Hardiness Hardy Distance between rows 30 cm
Overwintering Yes Sowing depth 2 - 5 mm
Soil Ph   Germination temperature 15 to 20℃
Soil condition Moist but well drained soil RHS Bee friendly No
RHS Award winner No Days to germination 7 - 30 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Burnet dislikes being transplanted. To reduce the chance of damaging the roots, sow direct.

Direct Sowing

Scatter the seeds over a well prepared seedbed in spring where the plants are to flower. The soil should be a fine tilth.
Lightly rake over to cover the seeds.
Water well.
Thin the seedlings to 30 cm apart.

Growing On

Water young burnet plants well until established.
Water established plants well in dry weather.
To keep the plants productive and to reduce overcrowding lift and divide the established plants in early spring.


Harvesting can start as soon as the plants are established and are growing strong.
If the plants are picked regularly burnet can supply the kitchen with fresh tender leaves for most of the year.
In hot summers the leaves can become very bitter in flavour. If this happens simply cut back to encourage new leaves to grow.
Avoid overharvesting. Having several plants growing in the garden will give the plants time to recover in between harvests.


Remove flowers regularly to encourage more leaf growth.

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