Herbs have the power to ease our pain, fight infections, lift our mood – and add delicious flavours to our food. But they’re so often treated as a throwaway plant from the supermarket. ‘Queen of Herbs’ Jekka McVicar believes it is not just easy to grow herbs all year round but that, with their health-giving properties, herbs are our future.
She discusses how to grow your herbs for better flavour and health, the essentials everyone should grow for every season, and shares easy recipes to try now, including her failsafe winter health tonic from a homegrown staple of the veg garden.
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Find out more about growing herbs and using herbs
- Jekka’s Herbetum farm open days
- Jekka’s garlic health tonic (Oxymel)
- Jekka’s herb-based recipes
- Jekka’s Top 5 herb-growing tips
- Culinary herbs to grow
- Growing herbs in containers
- How to make a herb garden