Grow your own herbs

I love to add herbs to my cooking and experiment with dozens of them. Herbs give so much flavour and transform even the blandest dish into a delicious feast! However, buying herbs in pre-packed cellophane bags from a supermarket is not a thrifty idea. Firstly, they are expensive to buy and secondly, a pack of…

Grow Your Own – On A Shoestring

Seed companies have recently reported that sales of vegetable seeds have rocketed over the past 12 months, which goes to show that more and more of us want to grow our own food, even if it is just a few herbs on the windowsill, or a couple of pots of tomatoes growing against a sunny…

Basil – How To Grow It and How To Use It!

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) must be one of the most popular herbs and it’s very easy to grow. How to Grow Basil from Seed I always grow basil from seed, rather than buying plants, as the seeds germinate very quickly and the plants grow huge! Last year I grew two pots of basil in my kitchen…

Sow Vegetable Seeds Now!

I have been looking forward to writing a Grow Your Own blog this year and today it’s all about growing vegetable seeds for the year ahead. A lot of veggies can be sown from February, most of them indoors only, but some can be sown outside already with cloche protection. If you haven’t grown your…