Monthly Archive: April 2016

Growing Chives

Growing Chives

The word CHIVE means onion in Latin, so it’s no surprise to learn that chives have an onion taste!

Chives are a perennial herb, which means they will grow year after year, surviving even during the harsh winters! Making them an ideal herb you can grow at home and can tolerate most kinds of soils, shades etc.

Although chives are a hardy herb they grow best in moist …

Growing Basil

Growing Basil

Basil is one of the most popular herbs that can easily be grown from seeds or even cuttings. Seeds germinate in around five to seven days and are sensitive to temperature so should be kept in a temperature of around 70 degrees. Cold temperatures can stunt the growth of basil so making sure you can offer the correct environment is crucial for the …

Growing herbs in your garden

Growing herbs in your garden

Herbs are a very rewarding container crop that in the main are easy to grow and result in fantastic ways to flavour and enhance your food. There are many, many different species and varieties to pick from and if you follow these two simple pieces of advice you’ll soon have a garden full of them. Advice piece one is that …