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Herbs at your fingertips

December 6, 2018 | Filed under Gardening in small spaces, Growing herbs

I like to be able to cut herbs quickly and easily, and on wet days I prefer not to get too wet!.

So I have a hanging basket outside my kitchen window filled with basil.  I put a lettuce plant in the centre for a bit of interest.  In this way I had basil to hand all summer last year.  I also have a window box with parsley.  This year I will be planting chives and flat leaf parsley along with the curly leafed parsley.

I can reach out the window with scissors and cut whatever herb I want or cut a lettuce leaf or two.

 

Drying herbs

September 30, 2010 | Filed under Using herbs

The secret to well-flavoured dried herbs is freshness.  The first art of freshness is picking the herbs fresh from the garden and starting the dryng process immediately.

I cut bunches of herbs, …Read more

Growing herbs from plants

April 3, 2009 | Filed under Growing herbs

if you decide to start your herb garden with plants,  choose healthy bushy plants that are not spindly or weak. …Read more

Growing herbs from seed

April 3, 2009 | Filed under Growing herbs

If you decide to start from seed, make sure they are fresh (check use by date on packet).

You will need …Read more

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