Sunday, 24 April 2011

Grow your own organic herbs

It's simple. Grow your potted herbs on a sunny window-sill or spot, with a few varieties of herbs you will have a constant supply of fresh leaves to flavour your salads or dishes.

Many herbs are easily grown from seed. Keep them well-watered, but avoid waterlogging. For a bushy plant, keep snipping off the growing tips to use in salads/dishes, otherwise it will grow upwards and become tall, and don't allow the herbs to flower.


Basil is my favourite herb. It's a natural source of beta-carotene, an anti-oxidant which combats free radicals in the body. Also with unique flavonoids which protect cell structures and chromosomes. It is also effective in blocking action of an enzyme causing inflammatory health problems. Add it to your salads, instant noodles, rice porridge,...


Another of my favourites, very nutritious, full of phytonutrients and well known for its cancer-fighting properties. It is also a digestive stimulant, high in sulphur, great for healthy skin, hair and nails. Love its distinctive peppery flavour.


Watercress is a natural superfood. Packed with vitamins and minerals; vitamin A, B1, B6, C, E, K, folate, iron, calcium, beta carotene, magnesium, manganese, zinc.  It has more vitamin C than orange, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, and more folate than banana. Add it to your salads or make a delicious watercress sandwich with chicken or egg.

Order your seeds online from The Organic Gardening Catalogue  

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