Grow your own Culinary and Medicinal Herbs from seeds and plants
Herbs and Spices have been grown for centuries and hundreds are offered for sale by mail order. In the home garden herb plants can be grown from seedlings or seeds. Raised bed gardens for herbs (picture below) are popular as is growing selected herbs in pots and containers.
We also look at cooking herbs, and list our essential herbs for the kitchen garden.
Herb growing instructions and uses are included with individual herb plant profiles.
Growing your own herbs and spices provides a fantastic source of kitchen ingredients that are fresh and full of flavour.
The range of herb plants and seeds that you can buy online is much wider than that presented in most supermarkets, many culinary herbs and aromatic herb plants not readily available can be grown from seeds or seedlings for sale online.
Herb plants are are one of the most popular plants grown, available as seedlings, tubestock or as seeds from specialist growers many are available year round.
Used for centuries, cooking herbs (culinary herbs) , medicinal herbs and aromatic herbs are also used as insect repellents as dyes and in soaps shampoos and cosmetics.
Herb Plants used for cooking(culinary) include rosemary, parsley, sage, oregano,thyme, chervil, chives, basil, dill and many more.
Aloe has been used to treat burns, lavender is used as an aromatic, witch hazel is a herb used in cosmetics, valerian as a sedative. Liqorice is used both as a flavouring and medicinally.
Wormwood and tansy are two herbs used as insect repellents. Herb plants are easy to buy online with many specialist herb nurseries having a wide range of herb plants for sale by mail order. Growing conditions vary greatly, so ask your supplier for an information sheet. You need to make sure that you check with a reliable source before using herbs medicinally. Information on specific herb plants and spices.
Herbs are also used in the garden as insect repellants. Other uses for herbs and spices include: cosmetics, medicinal, for use as dyes.
Fresh herbs are easy to grow in the home garden, you can even dry your own herbs for use out of season. And yes you can grow your own saffron.
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