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It couldn't be easier to freeze fresh herbs. All you'll need are a few ice cubetrays, chopped herbs and freshly filtered tap water. The frozen herbcubes can then be stored in the freezer until you're ready to use them.Home-grown herbs such as basil
Learn how to build a raised bed by following Monty and Chris's step-by-step video demonstration, with information on the benefits of for those with heavy soil or poor drainage.all-year-roundMore garden DIY projectsMore on building raised bedsMonty's video advice on laying a slab...
Basil is an easy herb to grow, and does well on a warm, sunny window sill. After about five weeks, the seeds will be ready for pricking out. You can keep basil plants indoors all summer, or transplant them outside in late-May. Basil seeds
Growing herbs from seed discs is a simple alternative for anyone who struggles with sowing small herb and salad seeds. These are filled with seeds for herbs such as basil, chives and parsley, or salads such as mixed leaves, mesclun or rocket
Monty Don shows how to plant the herbs, peppermint and thyme in pots, with advice on watering, drainage and when to prune.springMore advice on growing herbsPicking herbsRaising new mint plantsGrowing basil from seedPlanting herbs in a window box
. It may be cheating Nature but it extends the life of your plants and gives you handfuls of herbs to enjoy.HerbsSecateurs or scissorsIce-cube traysMarch - August (or whenever herbs have usable foliage)10 minutes Chives grow quickly in spring and summer
Follow Monty Don's advice on propagating herbs by division, including how to apply different methods for dealing with fibrous and solid roots, and how to take cuttings from sage plants.springMore advice on growing herbsAdvice on growing herbs
on the underside of leaves. Destroy plants if you find it.Advice on growing and harvesting herbsWatch Carol Klein planting herbs in a window box in her video guideGrowing peppermint and thyme in a container, with Monty Don at BerryfieldsTips on picking herbs
Protected from predators and the risk of dehydration inside its moist ball of bubbles, the juvenile yellow-green froghopper (or spittle bug) is busy sucking plant sap. It's quite harmless unless it's attacking the shoot tips, which can result in distorted growth. The adult frogho...
to last a few months and is easily replaced if it does break.Wire hanging basket1 pack of FilmglazeDouble-sided tapeScissorsHairdryerautumn - spring10 minutesCover the hanging basket with a piece of the glazing film, attaching it to the rim with double