I do enjoy cooking, and food is so much tastier when you use herbs, so I thought I would give it a go. Here is a simple guide to growing herbs for someone with no experience what so ever.
A Simple Guide To Growing Herbs
1 Buy a pack of herbs like these from Spalding Bulb (or any other good garden company).
2. Read the instructions or follow the pictures.
3. Gather your soil, put it in a suitable container and water. In this case, I watered the soil pods and mixed throughly before spreading out in the box.
5. Sprinkle your seeds in the container and label them. I cut the names of the seeds from the packets to use as labels.
6. Water your seeds then cover with a plastic container for warmth.
All you have to do now is put the container somewhere where it can get light and spray them with water. I have put mine on a windowsill in my flat. When they have grown just cut them to use.
I have a mix of herbs here from basil, chives, and dill, to coriander, parsley and thyme. I am really looking forward to using the basil and coriander especially as I use a lot of basil when I make various Italian dishes and coriander for my slow cooker Indian curries. Most of the herbs in pots in my local supermarket cost around £1.50 to £1.99 and the seed kit I used cost £6.99 and no pots to buy, so I think it's a good price and you get the satisfaction of growing them yourself. I did wonder if I should have topped the seeds with soil, we shall see if it makes a difference. I did say I was a complete beginner :)
So a simple guide to growing herbs for someone with no gardening knowledge.
Tell me have you ever grown herbs? Would you give it a go with your children?
* A collaborative post, all words and opinions are my own