Nothing beats the taste of herbs you’ve just picked in your own garden. And it’s so easy with your free packet of Garden Master seed.
Garden Master’s range of easy-to-grow seed makes growing your own a breeze. The collection includes 28 vegetable, seven herb and 11 flower varieties, but thanks to the hype created by local and international TV cooking programmes, it comes as no surprise that herbs are the fastest-selling seed category.
What herbs want • LIGHT
All seven easy-to-grow varieties in Garden Master’s herb seed range prefer a sunny, sheltered position in the garden, although parsley and chives also do well in semi-shade. Indoor pots should be in a position that enjoys bright light but not direct sunlight.
All herb types like welldraining neutral-to-alkaline soil enriched with compost and well-rotted manure.
Herbs need regular watering, but never overwater or let them dry out completely.
Light applications of a
• SOIL • WATER • FOOD
liquid organic fertiliser will help keep your herb seedlings green and growing strong. Start using this two weeks after germination.
How to sow & grow
Your free packet of Garden Master herb seed can be planted almost anytime of the year in frost-free areas. (In frost areas, planting in winter months is best avoided.)
The seeds can be sown outdoors or indoors in seed trays or pots, on the windowsill or even directly into the bed (and then thinned out when the plants are a few centimetres high). Follow the clear planting instructions provided on the back of the seed packet.
Transplant your herb seedlings once they are too large for their pots. Harden plants off before planting them outdoors or moving the pots outside.
Find the Garden Master range at Builders, Game and Makro. Visit gardenmaster.co.za or call
0861 464 636 to find out more.