Herb Garden Kits products will help you start and grow an organic garden in any small space around your home, grow herbs, salad green and mini veggies, and eat fresh every day!
High quality food starts with high quality seeds. Provide water to soften the seed coat, which is why your Jiffy pellets need to be moist, not soaking wet. Warmth is another key condition, so find the right spot around your home, a windowsill, on top of a water heater, etc. Then, as soon as the seedlings break the surface, they will need lots of light.
Culinary herbs are the easiest of plants to grow and propagate from seed, and herbs from the Umbelliferae family such as Parsley, Coriander, Cumin, Chervil, Dill, Fennel, Lovage and Anise will readily re-seed each year. (Chervil and Dill are 2 of our free seed varieties)
If you are transplanting seedlings into pots, a high quality potting mix provides the best growing medium for container plants. Use a quality mix with the Australian Standards Mark set of ticks which shows that they have passed a series of stringent tests. The two standards for quality Australian potting mixes are : Regular with Black P and Premium with Red P. These potting mixes will always maintain a good balance between holding moisture and draining well. This means you can provide plants with the most suitable conditions for healthy growth.
There are many benefits to growing your own herbs – apart from the delicious flavour that freshly picked herbs bring to all your cooking. These edible plants also emit wonderful fragrances from the essential oil found in the leaves and flowers, which attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden, and because they don’t need improved soils, they’re perfect for the novice gardener. Herbs are also the perfect companion plants for vegetables and fruiting plants.
As every chef knows, herbs are the spice of the world; what would Salsa be without fresh Coriander, or Pesto without Basil? Fresh from the garden herbs are a must have for every cook and chef, ever watched a Master Chef episode, or tuned in to Jamie Oliver?
People often don’t realise that it’s not only the leaves of herbs that can be eaten – the flowers are also delicious in salads. Use fresh blooms from borage, chives, basil, fennel, lavender, nasturtiums,and marigolds to brighten and add flavour to salads and vegetable dishes.
Note: FREE seed varieties in the Kits include - Sage, Dill, Chervil, hot Cherry Capsicum, Rocket, Borage, curled Parsley, winter Savory, Tarragon, lemon Basil.