Guest blog by Sam Hadadi,
Here at Lucy Bee, we’re huge fans of growing our own. From beautiful, vibrant rainbows of fruit and veg to fresh and fragrant herbs, we love filling our garden with produce we can load our plates with.
If you’re looking to start growing your own herbs, there’s no better time to plant up than spring. With colourful shoots already starting to peek through the ground and fluffy lambs prancing across fields, it’s the perfect time for new beginnings.
You can really make the most of this fresh new season (and – here’s hoping – lots of sunshine!) by keeping your own herb garden and it makes a great, low-maintenance way of adding a touch of homegrown goodness to your plate.
Whether you choose to grow aromatic thyme, fragrant rosemary or sweet basil, a little snip or sprig of your own herbs will add depth and flavour to your dishes that a dried jar of supermarket herbs could never compete with. Better still, you’ll save a fortune and feel a touch of pride every time you dish up.
If you are short on space, there are plenty of herbs you can grow on your shelf, all year long – basil, bay leaves, chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary and sage are all great places to start.
If you’re looking to get started, we’ve got a few of our top tips for growing your own herbs.
However, if you fancy having a go from scratch, all you need is some seeds, pots and compost:
Although herbs are pretty easy to care for, keep them watered and trim them every now and again to encourage a flush of new leaves.
We have two new team members, Sadi and Helena, who are helping out on twitter, amongst other things, and Helena, is a huge fan of edible flowers and often uses them to add colour to her foods. And, trust us, her food always look beautiful!
If you want to learn more, here’s a few top tips from Helena, aka our very own new beginning, on growing edible flowers:
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Sam Hadadi is an ex-BBC journalist and now a freelance writer specialising in fitness and food.