As you’d probably gathered, I’m a bit of a plant lady of late, well, I’ve always been a bit too invested in plants but I’ve started posting more about it on here is what I mean! This year I really want to have a more knowledgeable shot at growing actual food. Last year I had a go at growing quite a few different things, mainly strawberries, courgettes, tomatoes and chillis and the latter two were a huge success but the others – not so much.
If you followed me on Instagram at the time then you will know all too well how much of a disaster my strawberry plant was and remember “vagina berry” well…haha. but I’ve always wanted to grow something I can do more with than just look at, you know?
Anyway, if you’re a bit of a novice when it comes to growing stuff you can actually eat then herbs are a great way to start. They’re pretty foolproof and can end up saving you a bunch of money in the long run, especially if you like cooking from scratch a lot!
Some popular herbs you could start off with are things like Basil, for pizza and pasta sauces, rosemary for roast potatoes or chicken and stuffing, chives for potato salads, Dill for dips, Thyme, again, for roast potatoes or seasoning meats and sage for good old traditional sage and onion stuffing. There are endless combinations you could cook up and season to perfection, plus, they are super easy to grow and maintain!
If you’re looking to start up your own herb garden, now is the time to sow them all! March and April are optimal for all of these herbs mentioned so get your green fingers out and get planting! There are so many ideas on Pinterest for indoor herb gardens!
This infographic tells you everything you need to know about planting, caring and harvesting a whole bunch of herbs you can use in everyday cooking –
For lots of tasty ideas on different