Supermarket herbs in the grocery section can look lush and green when you first buy them. However, many Britons will have experienced the moment when those windowsill herbs begin to wilt, turn yellow and die. Supermarket herbs in the grocery section are a cost-effective way to add flavour to some of your favourite dishes, but they aren’t always grown to stay alive.
Owner of Gardening Express, Chris Bonnett, exclusively told Express.co.uk that supermarket herbs are a “use once” product that “might not” continue to grow.
He explained: “The herbs you buy in the supermarket are basically a ‘use once’ sort of product.
“If you’re lucky, they might re-grow.
“They’re grown very intensively, very fast in artificial conditions in greenhouses and things.