With the summer entertaining season fast approaching, it is time to prepare the garden! What better way to start than with some delicious herbs that are ready and raring to grow. They will fill you meals with fragrance and flavour in no time. Offering you plenty of bragging rights with friends and family.
The herbs come pre potted in a 10cm pot, you can pot them on individually, or keep them together and pot them on to a 20-40cm decorative container. You could of course put them in the garden, there are no hard and fast rules!
The BBQ Herb Trio includes:
Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, a wonderfully fragrant, easy care, dry tolerant herb that has a huge variety of uses. The perfect complement to lamb or other meat dishes, anything with tomatoes and potatoes and a plethora of other vegetables too. You could even add it to the bath to sooth your sore muscles after a big day in the garden. The plant appreciates a sunny position and is happy in gardens or pots.
Golden Sage, Salvia offcinalis is an easy grow, versatile herb with thousands of uses. Best in a sunny spot with well drained soil. In garden conditions it can grow 90cm x 50cm but will be more constrained in a pot. The leaves can be used fresh or dried. Try them with meat, garnishes, teas and sauces.
Lemon Thyme, Thymus citriodora is a robust, evergreen perennial that grows 20-30cm high and wide. In summer it has little lavender pink flowers that can be used in salads. The flavour and fragrance has hints of citrus as well as thyme. Useful in fish, vegetable and chicken dishes. It is a great choice for a tea if you have a cold too.
While they will be kept small initially with pinching/cutting for dishes, some may eventually outgrow their decorative container at which point you can pot them on individually, plant them out or increase the size of the pot.
Supplied as: Pots
Cool to Sub-Tropical
Full Sun to Semi Shade