Herbs are ideal for growing in a small space, as the majority of culinary herbs will happily grow in containers. Or, if space allows, you can plant them out in the garden for really generous harvests. To ensure your herbs stay healthy and productive, there are a few simple tips and tricks to follow.
- Jekka’s five favourite herbs
- How to create a herb garden
- How to make a herb oil
- Growing herbs in containers
Maintaining lemon verbena
Lemon verbena will drop its leaves, but don’t worry, this is not a sign that it is dead, as it is a deciduous shrub. To maintain it, cut back last years’ growth to 4cm, or a couple of growing nodes, when it starts to shoot in spring – wait until all threat of frost has passed.
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