Cumin requires a longer growing season than many herbs and spices, so a poly tunnel or greenhouse are perfect solutions. In the UK we have a very real fear of frost as Cumin is heat sensitive. An annual from the parsley family, best sown directly to avoid disturbing the roots when transplanted.
Cardamom offers a deep, minty, citrus like flavor which offers warmth and aromatic properties to a dish. Cinnamon is woody with a deep spice and citrus flavor, warm and sweet. Cardamom is the seed from within a pod that we use and cinnamon is the dried bark of an evergreen tree, as sticks or powder.
Fresh horseradish is for more than just a condiment as a sauce. Perfect in stews, with roast vegetables, as a dressing for coleslaw, mixed in with mash or grated over soups.
Kaffir lime, also called makrut can be used as leaves in a decoction or chopped thinly. It can also be used as the peel or rind of the fruit used in salads and herb rubs and even as a paste for curries. The fruit is also used in pickles, where the cooking process takes a lot of the bitterness away.
Both curry and bay leaves will bring an added depth of flavor to a dish with curry leaves bringing a light citrus and nutty flavor and bay bringing pine with mint and a hint of freshness. Adding them to any dish will enhance the flavor of other ingredients.
Gardener’s may say rosemary and thyme have similar growing needs, being drought tolerant and sun loving. Requiring adequate drainage but little else from the soil. Chefs will have an understanding of he depth of flavor from rosemary and the pine notes from both. The subtle citrus from lemon thyme.