Herbs in the Garden

Our herb garden is constantly changing. With each season comes new plants and a new mini eco system.  Often plants that won’t fit into the vegetable gardens end up in here and there is always, always several types of flowers growing. 

Herbs are delicious to eat and wonderful for children to discover with aromatic smells and interesting texture.  Our boys love ‘chewing gum’ mint.  Two essentials in my herb garden is the humble parsley and chives. 

Here is a list of the Herbs that may be grown throught out the year:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Alyssum – bee food
  • Basil
  • Begamont
  • Borage.  It pops up every year in spring
  • Calendulas
  • Chives
  • Comfrey
  • Coriander
  • Dandelion
  • Dill
  • Johnny Jump Ups  (bee food)
  • Lavender English and French types
  • Lawn Chamomile – apple
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lemon Grass
  • Lemon Savory
  • Lemon Thyme
  • Marigolds
  • Mint
  • Nasturtium
  • Oregano
  • Pansy
  • Parsley
  • Pepino
  • Poppies (bee food)
  • Salad Burnett
  • Snapdragons
  • Stevia
  • Silverbeets and Rainbow Chards
  • Sunflowers
  • Tansy
  • Thyme
  • Wormwood
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2 thoughts on “Herbs

  1. Hi Emily

    I notice you are planning to plant fenugreek, have you done that before? I got some seeds from Eden but am not sure what to do with them. Do I need to plant them in seed trays or direct in the ground, how many plants would one family need, how big do they get?

    Hope you can help

  2. I haven’t grown any for ages, however it is fairly easy to grow. It is from the same family as peas and beans, Fabaceae.
    I would sow it into trays, and then plant it out later. You can treat it with inoculant if you wish as it is a nitrogen fixing plant.
    Also soaking the seed overnight will help with germination.

    It will bolt to seed in the warm weather (like corriander) however the seeds are usually the most desired part, though the leaves are very tasty.

    As for the size think of it as a full size corriander or parsley plant, up to 60cm tall. It needs a well drained soil that is not too rich in organic matter.

    It likes full sun and not too much water.
    Hope this helps you ~ Emily

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