Planting up the herb garden(s)

Whilst I was still living at home, we've always had a herb garden. Last weekend, it was time to plant out the herbs we've been growing from seed. This year, we've gone for: Italian parsley, parsley, chives, tarragon, coriander and lovage. These have been growing in small cell trays since they were pricked out, and... Continue Reading →

Some more progress with the herbs

Since the last update, a few more of the herbs have germinated and been pricked out. This time, it's the moss curled parsley and Italian parsley. Like the other herbs, we are keeping these indoors for now until the chance of frost has passed. It won't be long before they can be hardened off and... Continue Reading →

Coriander and tarragon are the first to show

Within a week of sowing, both the coriander and tarragon had started to germinate and were ready to take off the propagator. Just like the seeds, the tarragon seedlings have come through and are absolutely tiny. Hopefully you can the couple that have germinated in the photo below, but you might need a magnifying glass!... Continue Reading →

Reinvigorating the mint

We're getting ready to re-plant the herb garden for 2020. And this post focuses on the mint. Although mint is a perennial plant, we find that it grows with more vigour if you take cuttings each year and re-grow it. We have three types of mint: ordinary garden mint, apple mint and black peppermint. First,... Continue Reading →

Preparing the herb garden for 2020

Some herbs are perennials (grow again year after year), but lots of the ones that we grow are annuals (you need to re-grow them every year). These are some of the herbs we have sown for this year: garlic chives, italian parsley, chives and tarragon. We also have sage and thyme which have overwintered and... Continue Reading →

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