Both mint and lemon balm will grow easily in most gardens and tend towards invasive as they are perennials that will set out runners. From the Lamiaceae they vary in that mint has over 40 different varieties while there is only one Lemon Balm, easy to use in cooking as replacements for each other.
Both basil and bay leaves are essential to many Mediterranean dishes and can grow with a little care quite happily in the UK and colder climates.
We are all pressed for time and not everyone has the capacity for a garden that needs regular watering or feeding. No or low maintenance gardening is the way forward! … Continue Reading Low Maintenance Herbs That Will Survive Anything
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.
For anyone who loves a curry it is great to be able to grow your own ingredients, even if you live in the UK and colder climates!
Reducing kitchen waste is a real priority in many homes, ours included. By learning how to correctly store fresh herbs you can really extend their life. Here are some of … Continue Reading How To Store Fresh Herbs At Home