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Grow you own herbs

Embark on a flavourful journey with Jones Garden Centre by exploring our extensive range of herb seeds available in our webshop. From the fragrant allure of coriander, the subtle elegance of chives, the robust zest of Italian basil, to the soothing aroma of sage and the refreshing essence of mint, we've got everything you need to cultivate your own herb garden. Elevate your culinary creations to new heights with the freshest herbs, handpicked from your garden. Our selection not only promises a bounty of flavour but also guides you through the joyous process of growing your own herbs, making each meal not just a dish, but a story of passion and nurture. Join us in sowing the seeds of taste and aroma; let's transform your cooking into an art form with herbs from Jones Garden Centre.

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How to select your herbs

When it comes to selecting herbs for your garden, it's essential to consider a few key factors. Firstly, think about the climate in your area. Some herbs thrive in sunny conditions, while others prefer shade. Next, consider the soil in your garden. Certain herbs, such as rosemary and lavender, prefer well-drained soil, while others, like mint and parsley, can tolerate more moisture.

Additionally, think about the purpose of the herbs you are selecting. Are you looking for culinary herbs to enhance your cooking, or medicinal herbs for their health benefits? By considering these factors, you can choose herbs that are well-suited to your garden and your needs.

How to maintain your herbs

Once you've selected your herbs, it's important to know how to maintain them to ensure they thrive. Proper watering is crucial for herb growth. Most herbs prefer well-drained soil, so be careful not to overwater. It's also important to prune your herbs regularly to encourage new growth and prevent them from becoming leggy. Additionally, consider fertilising your herbs to provide them with the nutrients they need to flourish. Finally, keep an eye out for pests and diseases, and take prompt action if you notice any issues.

By following these maintenance tips, you can enjoy a bountiful herb garden all year round.

Best herbs for beginners

If you're new to growing herbs, there are a few varieties that are perfect for beginners. Basil is a popular choice, as it's easy to grow and adds flavour to a variety of dishes. Chives are another great option, as they require minimal maintenance and have a delicate onion flavour. Mint is also a good choice for beginners, as it's hardy and can be used in both culinary and medicinal applications. Consider starting with these easy-to-grow herbs to build your confidence as a herb gardener.

Herbs for small spaces

If you have a small garden or limited outdoor space, don't worry – you can still enjoy growing herbs. Parsley and coriander are both compact herbs that can be grown in pots or window boxes. Thyme is another versatile herb that thrives in small spaces and can be grown in containers. Consider planting a vertical herb garden using hanging planters to maximise your space. With a bit of creativity and planning, you can enjoy a variety of herbs even in a small garden.

Herbs for health

Many herbs have medicinal properties that can benefit your health and well-being. Lavender is known for its calming effects and can help reduce stress and anxiety. Echinacea is a popular herb for boosting the immune system and fighting off colds and flu. Peppermint is soothing for digestive issues and can help relieve nausea and indigestion. Consider incorporating these health-promoting herbs into your garden to enjoy their benefits.

Herbs for cooking

Fresh herbs can elevate the flavour of your dishes and take your cooking to the next level. Rosemary is a versatile herb that pairs well with roasted meats and vegetables. Sage is a classic herb for stuffing and sauces, adding a savoury depth of flavour. Oregano is a must-have herb for Italian dishes, such as pizza and pasta. By growing your own culinary herbs, you can enhance your cooking with fresh, flavourful ingredients straight from your garden.