If you want to find out anything about herbs, you’ve landed in the right place!
My main aim in creating this website is to provide lots of snippets of useful information and tips about anything herbal. As a biologist, my interest and passion has always led me down garden paths, discovering my total love affair with herbs along the way. The curiosity had always been there having absorbed a good dose of herbal wisdom as a child from my grandparents. The aromatic scents of herbs, their structural beauty and versatility, has inspired me to just keep adding to that knowledge.
I hope, though this site to be able to inspire you to have FUN with herbs: to help you to grow some for yourself and
use them in all sorts of cooking ideas. Together, we will also explore some of the many ways in which they can enhance your health and wellbeing with a look at aromatherapy and traditional herbal remedies.
Through my Herby Blog and monthly Newsletter, I will share with you all sorts of information, tips and ideas, news about Herb Courses or Workshops, answers to any questions you may have, as well as some wonderful ideas on how you can use your herbs.
This is an evolving website which is updated every week! I would love to receive feedback such as comments or suggestions for topics or products you would like some information about. Just go to the Contact Us page and pop your details in the boxes – it will come straight to my email. I will always reply as quickly as possible – within the week at the latest!
It doesn’t matter where you live, from the largest estate to a top floor flat, anyone can grow herbs. Most are quite happy in your space decorating your windowsills.
One word of caution – don’t try to nurture the supermarket “potted fresh herbs” expecting them to last for months – they aren’t meant to. For the price of a herb pot from the supermarket you can get a pot that IS meant to last from any garden centre!
I will avoid getting technical here but if you do decide to have fun with some of your own herb plants you do have to put a little
thought into it to make a success!
So, keeping it simple, ask yourself the following questions:
You also need to think what you want to use your herbs for:
Your answers will dictate which herbs you want to grow and where you will grow them.
If you are just starting to think about growing some herbs, there are some that survive better than others, whatever you do to them! Also, if you are just beginning, you are best popping down to your local garden centre to buy some established herbs. It costs about £1 for a small potted herb but the bigger the pot, the older the herb plant and the more you will pay! It helps to keep in mind that the small herb plants will grow under your care. And let’s face it, you can only use so much of the herbs each week in your culinary masterpieces so you don’t need the biggest plants you can buy!
If I was starting again, I’d buy the following 5 herbs in medium sized pots: Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Mint and Sage with maybe a little Bay tree and some Chives too! Then I can never restrict myself where herbs are concerned …
Of these, only Basil can be a bit temperamental! It doesn’t like water on its leaves and although it needs moist soil, it will keel over if you over water it. But I cannot imagine not having Basil around as I love Italian Cuisine.
Even if you are going to grow your plants in containers or you own garden outside, these herbs are great ones to begin with.
If you want to know more about how to start growing herbs why don’t you fill your details in the right hand side of this page for your FREE colourful downloadable mini book: