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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 herbsGrowing
and place it in the freezer, keeping it level.Remove the frozen cubes from the tray and store them in clearly labelled bags in the freezer until needed.More on cultivating herbsAdvice on growing herbsHealing herbs featureGrowing basil from seedPruning herbs
. 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
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
season.Rue is hardy, but if it should fail it's easily grown from seed sown outdoors in spring. Beware of its sap, though, as it can burn your skin on contact.More advice on growing herbsFollow Joe Swift's advice on growing basil from seed.Read more about
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.
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