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Easy herbs for winter...?

posted 26-3-2020 @ 08:47 PM www
Easy herbs for winter...?

Hi all,

As we enter into winter, I wondered if anyone could recommend some easy-to-grow herbs I could try that flourish year-round or in winter. My summer batch were a success and I'm feeling inspired.

Bonus points if you can pair them to a cocktail.

posted 26-3-2020 @ 09:26 PM www

French sorrel (lettuce-like lemon flavoured leaves) and oregano grow all year round. Tarragon, chives, mint, thyme, oregano, sage, marjoram are perennials.

Parsley needs to be planted biennially and basil and rocket are annuals. There are perrenial forms of rocket and basil but I think the annuals have more succulent leaves.

Watercress also lasts well and self seeds.

I grow all of these without any trouble and regularly pick a number of leaves from a few different herbs to put on my peanut butter and banana sandwiches or pair them up with avocado plus throw them into potato salads and other dishes!

Before you go out shopping, see if friends can help out with seedlings or a few dug up roots. Herbs actually do well in half shade since they are only producing green leaves and not a true fruit or vegetable like a cabbage for example which needs full sun.

Good luck with your garden!
posted 27-3-2020 @ 08:31 AM www

Thanks Pammylou! My chives have been doing well, and I have high hopes for my mint (although they take a long time - I hope it is normal for them to grow much more slowly than their chive neighbours?)

I think rocket will be one I try, since I like to use it a lot.
posted 27-3-2020 @ 08:37 AM www

Rosemary grows like a weed
great with lamb and potatoes
posted 27-3-2020 @ 11:33 AM www

Coriander grows well in the cooler months. Try planting a bit of root from the shop, with a tiny new tuft of greenery on it and hopefully it'll grow.

A small leftover knob of ginger with a tiny shooting sprout can be planted too.

Radish seeds germinate in a couple of days, leaves can be eaten too and washed radish tops made into pesto.

Even a thick cut potato peeling with a shooting eye might take in a well-drained bag of soil.

posted 27-3-2020 @ 11:53 AM www

Thanks for the tips! I haven't had a lot of luck with potatoes... It seems like they are quite fussy with soil.
posted 27-3-2020 @ 01:04 PM www

I grow coriander from seeds, you need to soak the seeds overnight before planting them... Always get a great crop in the winter months. It's a nice addition to asian soups and curries.
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