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Monday, 30 March 2009

Growing Herbs in Pots

Growing your own herbs is easy and fuss free. They will grow well in patio pots or window boxes potted in multi purpose compost. Herbs such as Mint and Basil can be rotated by bringing them into the kitchen to use them and return them outside to resprout once you have used all the leaves. Fennel makes a beautiful border plant with the Bronze variety is particularly attractive and can bring colour and flavour to your garden. Rosemary and Sage are good to plant near a doorway so that their aroma can be enjoyed when you brush past them. Edible flowers such as Marigolds, Violas and Roses can be grown in the garden and can brighten up a salad.

Our Top Ten Herbs...

*Mint- put with Potatoes, Peas and for making Mint sauce
*Parsley- Great with Fish and the flavour sauces
*Rosemary- Put with Lamb and to flavour soups and stews
*Sage- Great with stuffing and putting with Pork
*Thyme-Gives a great flavour to Fish, Sausages and Stuffing
*Basil- Great with Italian dishes, Spaghetti and Soups
*Chives- Put with Potato, Eggs, Cheese and use in Salads and Omlettes
*Coriander- Tastes great in Curries, Soups and Salads
*Fennel- Garnish Fish
*Oregano- A lovely Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking.

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