We all use herbs in our kitchens for flavoring food. While we can buy the dried variety from a supermarket most prefer grow a few plants either on the windowsill or just outside the kitchen door. Herbs have been described as the best plants to start off with if you are a beginner but also offer challenges for the seasoned gardener. This article by Rachel Petheram which I found on the Learning With Experts website includes tips for growing some of the less common herbs such as Hyssop, Sweet Woodruff and Valerian.
Herbs are beautiful multi-functional plants that are easy to grow and have many beneficial effects on our health and the health of our gardens. They look and taste fantastic and they are an easy and cost effective way to add interest to our garden and to our diets.?They are forgiving tolerant plants that can survive in the most unlikely of containers, and given the right conditions will thrive in the smallest of spaces.
Anise Hyssop – Also known as Liqourice Mint
For the Gardening enthusiasts – A short lived perennial that is actually a member of the mint family and flowers through out the summer.
For the Environmentalists – Attracts and is commercially grown for bees who create delicious honey from this pollen.
For the Foodies – Leaves from the lavender plant can be used make a tea and the flowers are a fragrant addition to fruit salads, mashed potato, pasta and sweet herbal syrups.
One of the most versatile herbs to have in the garden; fragrant, ornamental, edible, medicinal and one of the best plants for attracting wildlife.
For the Garden enthusiasts – Thrives in environments that are as close as possible to their hot, dry, native Mediterranean habitats. Good drainage is essential and best grown in full sun.
For the Wellness lovers – Lavender fragrance helps you relax.
For the Foodies – Lavender sugar and ice cream are luscious!
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