Friday, June 18

How to grow happy herbs, a quick guide by gardening expert Helen Yemm

Banish from your mind the romantic idea of an “everything under the sun” pretty aromatic jungle that may be the herb garden of your memories or fantasies: most of us have neither the space for such a thing nor the time to maintain it.

Here, I aim to provide those who have not successfully grown herbs before with some basics about how to succeed with the most familiar culinary herbs, together with suggestions as to ways to slot some of them into a small garden, even to grow a few cut-and-come-again-everyday herbs together in a convenient place outside the back door, in a courtyard or on a balcony.

Unsurprisingly, it is not a question of “one size fits all”, so you need to know something about each herb’s basic needs and growth habits…

Continue at the Telegraph.