|Two types of thyme (including lemon) and oregano.|
Herbs... plants I've more recently become interested in. Fresh herbs make a real difference to food so I've decided to expand on herb growing this year, and add a few new plants to my small collection. I used to think all herbs were much the same but there are many different lovely smells and flavours. I'm hoping to study up on herb uses this year... which herbs go best with chicken, beef (basically how to use them). This week I saw some bushy herb plants for sale 3 for £5 so decided to purchase these to add to my collection.
|I'm wondering is it worthwhile growing herbs from seed? The centre plant is thyme grown from seed last Spring. It is still quite small coming into its 2nd year, compared to the two thmye plants I purchased.|
|Lavender grown from seed a couple of years ago, looks a bit shabby but hopefully will fill out come Summer.|
|Mint sleeps over Winter but will happily grow with warmer weather.|
|My star plant, Rosemary, purchased last Spring, and has stayed green all Winter.|
I was speaking to a well known chef today and he recommends the following herbs for cooking: tarragon, dill, thyme and fennel. I will need to check these out.
(The only one I have is fennel but I rarely cook with it.)
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