Thursday, 20 August 2015

A Simple Guide To Growing Herbs

I don't have a garden. So when I was asked if I would like to try growing some herbs I thought... strange request! However did you know you can grow herbs almost anywhere?

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. 

That's it...Voila!

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


  1. This is a brilliant idea and something I could get the kids involved with as well.

    1. I think growing herbs is a lovely activity you can do with your kids.

  2. The pictures really look like you are making some brownies or something! Haha.
    Also wanted to start growing my own herbs such as mint and basil to add to salads and drinks so this has been very helpful for me!


  3. What a great pack, my girls love growing things and I use a lot of herbs in the kitchen, it would be great for us!!

  4. I've never grown herbs. It looks like a really fun thing to do though x

  5. Some fab top tips here. Thought they were brownies in the pics lol x

  6. I like this little kit, it's quite cute. Personally I cover the seeds, but I'm not sure if this is right or wrong.


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