Grow some herbs

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PARS­LEY, BASIL, ROSE­MARY

BASIL

Soil: Rich, moist, well-drained soil Lo­ca­tion: Sun or par­tial shade; can grow in­doors Days to ma­tu­rity: 85 Uses: Use fresh or dried in pasta sauces, stews and soups. Use fresh basil in sal­ads, or liq­uidise them with pine nuts for pesto. Sprin­kle fresh basil on piz­zas Handy tip: Pinch the cen­tres of the plants as they grow to en­cour­age bushi­ness

PARS­LEY

Soil: Rich, moist soil Lo­ca­tion: Sun or par­tial shade; can grow in­doors Days to ma­tu­rity: 75

Fresh leaves can be used in soups, stews and sauces, or as gar­nish on al­most any dish Handy tip: Soak seeds for 48 hours to speed up ger­mi­na­tion

Uses:

ROSE­MARY

Soil: Well-drained soil Lo­ca­tion: Sun or par­tial shade; can grow in­doors Days to ma­tu­rity: 85 Uses: Best in meat (es­pe­cially lamb and chicken) or fish dishes, and sauces Handy tip: Don’t worry if it doesn’t grow straight away, be­cause ger­mi­na­tion is of­ten er­ratic

LORNA JANE

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