Three easy herbs to grow
To support Garden Organic’s One Pot Pledge, I want to share three delicious and easy-to-grow herbs with you!
Even if you are without a garden, all you need is a sunny spot – a porch, windowsill or window box will do – and some free draining soil to enjoy the benefits of fresh food.
Potted herbs bought in supermarkets rarely last long, so why not grow your own from seed or cuttings?
Mint is a herb that NEEDS a pot regardless of the size of your garden. If you don’t contain it, it will soon take over!
It is virtually indestructible and the perfect herb for beginners. It will come back again and again and who can resist its uplifting and energising aroma?
Mix it into salads such as tabbouleh or make fresh mint tea from it.
The pretty flowers of chives attract bees to your garden and they are edible too – serve with salads.[amazon-product align="right" small="1"]1844766888[/amazon-product]
Chives have powerful properties, because they are a member of the allium family (onions and garlic).
Snip off the tops with scissors and garnish any meal with them.
Thyme is a useful herb to have around the home. It has strong antibacterial properties making it useful for coughs, colds and supporting the immune system.
Bees love thyme flowers and as long as you don’t over water it, thyme will last for years.
It’s a potent herb; you only need a few of the tiny leaves for a meal. Thyme goes well with heavier meals such as meat, eggs and cheese – add a few to an omelette.
What about you – what would your three easy grow herbs be?