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December 23, 2009

How and When to Plant Herbs

Filed under: herbs — Tags: , — TopVeg @ 1:23 am

The table below shows how and when herbs can be planted in the garden.

how+when-to-plant-herbs

how+when-to-plant-herbs

Bay is usually planted as a shrub or a tree, from October to April.  Bay makes a good feature when  planted in containers, but it will live happily in the garden, as long as it is in a sheltered spot, protected from cold winds.  

bay-lolipop
bay-lolipop

Rosemary and Sage can be planted as seed or cuttings in April.

rosemary-shrub
rosemary-shrub

Parsley,is sown as seed in April or September.  The seed takes a long time to germinate.  This is speeded up by bruising the seeds or covering the seed row with boiling water. 

parsley-for-cutting
parsley-for-cutting

The table of How and When to Plant Herbs is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

If you would like a free pdf of  the  table of ‘How and When to Plant Herbs’, please complete the contact form asking for the table of ‘How and When to Plant Herbs’ and we will email it to you.

December 22, 2009

When to Harvest Herbs from the Garden

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 1:36 am

The chart below shows when herbs can be harvested from the garden.

when-to-harvest-herbs

when-to-harvest-herbs

Woody herbs like bay and rosemary will survive outside in a sheltered spot through the winter.  They are both evergreen herbs and will have leaves which can be harvested all the year round.

bay-lolipop

bay-lolipop

rosemary-shrub

rosemary-shrub

Parsley, chives and chervil also grow throughout the year if protected, and produce fresh green leaves which can be cut all year long.  Alternatively, these herbs can be grown in pots on the kitchen window sill.

parsley-for-cutting

parsley-for-cutting

Horseradish is a hardy perennial herb which is hard to get rid of, once it is established in the garden.  The roots can be dug all through the year.

Most other herbs produce new shoots in the spring which will be big enough to harvest in the summer months, and harvest will continue until October.

The table of ‘when to harvest herbs’ is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

If you would like a free pdf of  the  table of ‘when to harvest herbs’, please complete the contact form asking for the table of ‘when to harvest herbs‘ and we will email it to you.

December 1, 2009

How To Grow mint card.

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 7:30 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow mint card.

mint-grow-card

mint-grow-card

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow mint.

mint

mint

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  mint is a  perennial herb  which comes up year after year and is so good with new potatoes.

lime-mint

lime-mint

Click this link for information about the uses of mint.

MINT-BUCKET

MINT-BUCKET

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow mint,please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for mint and we will email it to you.

Mint is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How to Grow basil

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 7:18 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow basil card.

how to grow basil

how to grow basil

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow basil.

basil-leaves

basil-leaves

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  basil is a  herb to grow on the window sill which is useful in the kitchen.

basil-pot

basil-pot

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow basil,please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for basil and we will email it to you.

Basil is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How To Grow Sage card.

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 7:08 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Sage card.

how-to-grow-sage

how-to-grow-sage

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow sage.

sage

sage

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  sage is a perennial herb which will give fresh leaves year after year.

sage-plant

sage-plant

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow sage,please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for sage and we will email it to you.

This herb character was sent in by Mell Rimmer from BeanSprouts.
Sage+Herb+Character

Sage+Herb+Character

Sage is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How To Grow Chives card.

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 6:52 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Chives card.

how-to-grow-chives

how-to-grow-chives

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow chives.

chive-flower

chive-flower

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  chives are a pretty herb for the  vegetable garden and useful in salads.  Click this link for

seed-head-chive

seed-head-chive

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow chives, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for chives and we will email it to you.

chives

chives

Chives are included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How To Grow Nasturtiums card.

Filed under: herbs — TopVeg @ 6:38 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Nasturtiums card.

how-to-gro-nasturtium

how-to-gro-nasturtium

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow nasturtiums.

yellow-nasturtions

yellow-nasturtions

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  nasturtiums are a pretty herb for the  vegetable garden and useful in salads.  Click this link for more information about growing nasturtiums.

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow nasturtiums, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for nasturtiums and we will email it to you.

red-flower-nasturtion

red-flower-nasturtion

Nasturtiums are included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How To Grow Thyme card.

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 6:25 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Thyme card.

How2GroThyme

How2GroThyme

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow thyme.

thyme-sprig

thyme-sprig

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  thyme is a great herb for the  vegetable garden and useful in the kitchen.

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow Thyme, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for thyme and we will email it to you.

Thyme is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How To Grow Tarragon card.

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 6:20 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Tarragon card.

how2gro-tarragon

how2gro-tarragon

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow tarragon.

tarragon-bunch

tarragon-bunch

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  tarragon is a great herb for the  vegetable garden.

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow Tarragon, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for tarragon and we will email it to you.

Tarragon is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

How To Grow Rosemary card.

Filed under: herbs — Tags: — TopVeg @ 6:14 pm

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Rosemary card.

how2gro-rosemary

how2gro-rosemary

The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow rosemary.

rosemary-leaves

rosemary-leaves

We hope that children, as well as established vegetable gardeners, will find this useful, as  rosemary is a great herb for the  vegetable garden.

Click this link for more information about the herb Rosemary, which is a useful and pretty herb.

If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow Rosemary, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for rosemary and we will email it to you.

Rosemary is included in the How to Grow Culinary Herbs ebook written by TopVeg & Farming Friends which costs £3.

Click this link to buy a copy of the ebook How to Grow Culinary Herbs.

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