In a small garden or big pot, if you like to cook, perennial (grow for several years) herbs are perhaps the best plant you can grow to eat and support wildlife- woody herbs such as sage, marjoram and thyme produce flowers the bees go wild for.
Leafy herbs coriander and basil prefer a bit of heat and do best indoors in Scotland.
Parsely, though leafy, is quite a tough plant and grows well outdoors until it gets really cold.
Leafy green herbs such as parsley, coriander and basil can be grown from seed and with heat, sun and gentle coaxing in a couple of months they will give you fresh herbs to cook with. If you have a patio, or balcony go wild and sow lots. Remember these plants like heat so a sheltered sunny spot can make a big difference.
Sow: March, April, May, June, July, August
Grow: Year round
To get growing at the start of the season, buy one pot of supermarket herbs and on a dull day they can be carefully split and replanted into bigger pots and grown on to give you herbs to cook with throughout the summer months.
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Remember, herbs perform best with some heat and light watering.
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