How to Grow Guide Category: How to Grow Herbs

How to Grow Shiso

How to Grow Shiso from Seed
15 Nov

How to grow Shiso from seed. Shiso is a strongly flavoured member of the mint family. Its leaves have a tangy flavour of cumin, mint, nutmeg, and anise combined. In stature it resembles a large basil plant, and the cultivation is very similar to growing basil. Latin Perilla frutescens var. crispa Family: Lamiaceae Difficulty Easy…

How to Grow Lemongrass

Lemon Grass Seeds
15 Nov

Lemongrass is a tropical grass that thrives in summer heat. It is well suited to container growing, and ideal for greenhouse cultivation. It can be grown as a perennial in our climate, but care must be taken to control moisture in the soil over winter, and to provide protection from frost. It is somewhat challenging…

How to Grow Thyme

11 Sep

Thyme, like other woody-stemmed herbs, tends to grow very slowly, and benefits from an early start if grown from seed. Unlike basil and other annual herbs, you shouldn’t count on harvesting thyme in the first (or even the second) year, except for very light picking of leaves. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Thyme from…

How to Grow Stevia

Stevia Seeds for Organic Growing
11 Sep

Stevia is a genus in the sunflower family with about 240 known species. Sweetleaf is Stevia rebaudiana, which is native to South America. The greatest challenge with Stevia is germination. How to Grow Stevia from seeds ? Sweetleaf is famously difficult crop from seed. Once plants are established, they will grow well in hot weather, and…

How to Grow Savory

11 Sep

Summer savory is a half hardy annual. Winter savory is perennial. Both are well suited to container growing. All savories prefer full sun and well-drained, rather poor soil. Summer savory wants a warm, protected spot in the herb garden, while winter savory is less fussy. Do not feed with liquid fertilizer. Pick leaves as needed,…

How to Grow Sage

10 Sep

It’s nice to have one big, reliable sage bush at the corner of the garden. One plant usually provides enough herb for most families, and its flowers are strongly attractive to wild and domesticated bees. Even hummingbirds will stop for a sip. Propagating by cuttings is easier with sage than growing from seed, but both…

How to Grow Rosemary

10 Sep

Rosemary is not quite as simple from seed as many other herbs, but it can be achieved by novice gardeners if they take certain precautions. It is a woody perennial that grows slowly, and won’t be ready for harvesting during the first year of growth. If growing rosemary in containers, provide monthly feedings of liquid…

How to Grow Parsley

How to Grow Parsley
10 Sep

No organic kitchen garden is complete without parsley. Both curly and flat-leaf parsley are loaded with flavour and productive over a long period in your organic herb garden. Parsley is cold hardy and can even be harvested for much of the winter. Grow parsley in a deeply dug bed. Add a generous amount of rotted manure…

How to Grow Oregano

10 Sep

Simply the best of the many varieties of oregano for cooking. This herb dries well, and retains its strong flavour and aroma if stored correctly. It also flourishes in containers. Follow the handy How to Grow Oregano from seeds Guide below and grow some great flavour. Latin Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum ‘Greek’ Family: Lamiaceae Difficulty Easy…

How to Grow Mint

Mint Seeds
10 Sep

The mint family is vast and cross pollination is difficult to control, so many sources suggest that mint will not come true from seed. Our mint seeds are grown in isolation bred with care in a greenhouse setting. Follow this handy How to Grow Mint for seeds guide and grow some flavour. Latin Mentha x piperita Family: Lamiaceae…

How to Grow Marjoram

10 Sep

Marjoram is the milder cousin of oregano, with a very similar flavour profile but gentler impact. Sprinkle some freshly cut marjoram over an omelette or baguette for a savoury treat. Follow this handy How to Grow Marjoram from seed guide and grow some flavour. Latin Origanum majorana. Lamiaceae family. Difficulty Easy Season & Zone Exposure:…

How to Grow Lovage

10 Sep

Lovage has been used since the time of the ancient Greeks as a remedy for stomach upsets, and to aid digestion. As herbs go, this is a massive plant, so you may only want one or two for your home garden. Follow this handy How to Grow Lovage from seeds guide. The leaves of lovage can…