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picking fresh leaves.AdamGrow herbs in a sunny spot in the garden to get the best flavour from their leaves, but ensure the ground is rich and moist.More about herbsGrowing basil from seed, with video advice from Joe SwiftMonty's video guide to growing
Watch Monty Don as he creates a scented garden using a variety of lavender plants, with suggestions for encouraging bushy growth.summerMore advice on growing herbsMedicinal herbs by Jekka McVicarPicking herbsRaising new mint plantsPlanting herbs
. Choose large plants for instant impact.More advice on growing herbsHow to pick herbs effectively.Learn about medicinal herbs.Planting up a hanging basket with parsley and tomatoes.Potting up a window box with herbs.Propagating lavender and rosemary.
Most herbs originate in hot, dry climates and dislike our cold, wet winters. Growing them in pots is therefore perfect because they can be brought under cover for the winter. Serrated-leaved lavender is an attractive alternative to ordinary lavender
.AdamFeed weekly with seaweed extract, until early autumn, to encourage leaf production, and to keep plants sweet and succulentMore on growing herbsCreate a pot display of herbs for fish dishesAdvice on creating a pot of herbs for meat dishesHow to grow herbs
Surround your roses with strongly scented companion plants, such as lavender, thyme, rue and garlic chives, to help keep aphids at bay. While gardeners are attracted by their beauty, rose pests are deterred by the herbs' strong scents. March - April
herbsPotting up a container with scented herbs.Planting herbs in a hanging basket.Planting up a hanging basket with vegetables and herbs.Taking lavender cuttings.Growing myrtle and campanula in a window box.
on growing garlicHow to grow garlicHow to harvest garlicMonty's guide to growing onions, shallots and garlicGrowing garlic for medicinal purposesBrowse vegetable varieties View a selection of herb varieties
Monty guide to growing onions, shallots and garlicGrowing garlic for medicinal purposes.Browse a variety of vegetable plants View a selection of herbsBlog on growing garlic by Lila Das Gupta
Discover how to create and maintain acid soil conditions for growing blueberries and cranberries, with Chris Beardshaw's step-by-step video advice.summerMore advice on growing fruitGrowing early strawberriesRaising new strawberry plantsHow to plant