There’s nothing like the taste of fresh herbs picked right from your own garden! They’re so easy to grow, whether in beds, borders, containers or on windowsills. With our full range of plants, growing your own herbs has never been easier. Simply pot them up or plant them in a bed. Herbs can be grown all the year round and will save you buying expensive supermarket produce.
General information about about herbs:
Herbs are so versatile, and one can write book volumes on the array of herbs available on the market today, and its uses. In ancient times, herbs were foraged in the wild and was not common in most households, depending on where in the world you lived. In Europe for example, it was only from the 14th century, when trade between east and west was established, that “new” herbs were discovered. To this day, herbs are used for a variety of culinary, medicinal, flavouring, garnishing, and in some cases spiritual uses. Herbs are not to be mistaken for spices. Herbs are commonly known for its leafy, green, or flowering parts, and is used in its fresh form in cooking or other uses. Spices on the other hand are usually dried and produced from other parts of the herb plant, including seeds, bark, root and fruits all making for its own unique flavour in our modern world cooking.
Tips for growing herbs:
- Prepare your containers with rich potting soil (Vrone’s Cocopeat potting soil is perfect) and add superphosphate and bone meal when planting your herb seedlings.
- Unlike vegetables some herbs prefer shady spots, like mint prefer moist woodland micro climates.
- Sun loving herbs include basil, coriander, dill, celery, rosemary, thyme and oregano.
- Mediterranean herbs like lavender and rosemary, need to be planted in a half potting soil and half river sand mixture for drainage as they hail from arid regions on the Mediterranean. They also need full sun to perform at their best.
- Herbs that grow well indoors include chives, mint, basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme.