Herbsville a Home for Herbs

Herbsville a Home for Herbs

I grow Herbs in a herb wheel and I call this home from home ‘Herbsville’. You can design your own herb home – it is a snip!

Golden thyme

Herbs can be grown in a wide variety of situations.

  • Windowsills with 3 ” pots are fine for quick growing herbs you want to snip for the kitchen.
  • I have an old cast iron wheel and the spokes separate out 6 herbs. The larger varieties tend to grow over onto the other sections but the appearance is fine. Rather than call this a herb wheel I have christened it ‘Herbsville’.
  • You can interplant your veg patch or rockery with a range of herbs.

Oil Based Herbs including Lavender, Thyme, Lovage, Rosemary, Sage and Bay are perennial plants

Water Orientated Herbs like Basil and Dill are best treated as annuals

Of the other herbs, Chives & the Onion family need renewing from bulb stock but will last several years.

Parsley gets leggy but can be kept over winter.

Cherville, tarragon, summer savory, oregano, cilantro, marjoram, chervil and  mint are all herbs that can be grown in your herb garden with a small amount of effort.

Spices such as cardamom, star anise, juniper, coriander seeds, nutmeg, cinnamon, cumin and  cloves are all native to hot and often tropical climates. They are not for the average garden in the UK.

See also Top 5 Herbs for Pots and Growing a Bouquet Garni

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