When herby goes green

Coriander, mint, celery, dill, basil, parsley, curry leaf, rosemary, thyme, lemon grass, oregano — no kitchen garden is complete without herbs; the vital ingredients that add flavour and nutrition at the final step of the cooking process.

Plan: A wide range of aromatic herbs can be grown in your garden, in a separate herbarium if space permits, or tucked between other favourable plants. They will thrive in pots on window sills, in larger troughs for mixed planting, or in vertical planters hung in a sunny spot. Herbs can be broadly divided into two categories: Perennial herbs — mint, lemon grass, thyme, curry leaf and oregano, which produce aromatic leaves through the year; and annual herbs with short growing periods like coriander, celery, parsley and basil that are raised from seed and harvested as a whole. As your herb garden is established, add indigenous herbs like wild lemon-thyme found in the hills and medicinal herbs which can be used for home remedies. Herbs are rich in anti-oxidants, vitamins,.....Read more


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