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Herb Collection

by Diane - March 1st, 2013.
Filed under: Crocus.

Grow some herbs, if you grow them near your kitchen you’ll use them more!

Herb collection (6 mixed herbs) (herb collection – mint, rosemary, thyme, parsley & sage or lavender)
This collection of culinary herbs has been grown in 1 litre pots. It will contain six different herbs, but the contents of the collection will vary slightly depending on the season. You could expect one of any of the following to be included in the collection: Garden mint, Mentha – the aromatic leaves are great for using in mint sauce, salads and in summer drinks. Grows to 1×1.5m Green sage, Salvia officinalis – aromatic leaves are valuable for flavouring stuffings, herbal teas and meat dishes. Grows to 80x100cm Chives, Allium schoenoprasum – the edible leaves enhance the flavour of many savoury dishes. Grows to 60x5cm Thyme, Thymus – the aromatic leaves are useful for making bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces. Grows to 30x45cm Flat-leaved parsley, Petroselinum neapolitanum – the chopped leaves are useful as a garnish and for adding to savoury sauces and fish dishes. Grows to 80x60cm Curled parsley, Petroselinum crispum – leaves are great for garnishing and for adding to sauces and fish dishes. Grows to 80x60cm Rosemary, Rosemarinus Officinalis – leaves are great for garnishing and for adding to lamb dishes and stuffing. Grows to 120x60cm Lavender, Lavandula angustifolia – flowers make an interesting addition to cakes and sweets, whilst the leaves can be used similarly to rosemary. Dried stems and flowers can also be used to decorate and perfume the home. Grows to 120x100cm

Herb Collection (Herb collection – herb plug plants)
Position: full sun Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil Rate of growth: fast Hardiness: tender Herbs are brilliant plants which can be grown in very small spaces as long as there is a good amount of sun. This collection will not only look good, they will taste good too and can be used in loads of different ways in the kitchen. Suitable for filling two troughs on a couple of sunny windowsills, or pot them into containers and leave them on the patio close to the kitchen door. The contents in the collection will vary depending on the season, but usually contains many of the following plants – basil This aromatic herb is great in tomato dishes both hot and cold and is the main ingrediant of the Italian pesto sauce. thyme – the aromatic leaves are a useful ingredient in bouquet garni, stuffings and sauces. marjoram – the fresh or dried foliage is often used to season meats, soups, pizzas and tomato based dishes. It blends particularly well with thyme and basil. spearmint – aromatic bright green leaves that can be used for mint sauce, salads and summer drinks. The dense spikes of pink, lilac or white are a bonus. dill – feathery, blue-green, aniseed-flavoured leaves topped with flat heads of tiny, yellow flowers in midsummer. The seeds can also be used as a spice. flat leaved parsley – a staple ingredient in Italian, French and Middle Eastern cuisine, it has a delicious flavour and will continue to produce more when cut back. coriander – an important ingredient of Asian cuisine, the leaves can be harvested throughout the growing season and the seeds when they begin to change colour. Please note: The contents of this pack will vary slightly depending upon the season. Garden care: Remove the packs from their box upon arrival. If left in a bright spot they can stay in their sealed bags for up to a week before planting. After planting make sure they are kept well watered and feed with a liquid fertiliser that is high in potash throughout. the growing season. You may need to provide growing supports for the taller plants.