Growing Herbs


Cultivating and Sowing Tarragon

Tarragon is a plant in the Compositae or Asteraceae family. Tarragon is an herb that has been around for centuries. It was already used in the kitchen around the 13th century. It is also called 'snakeweed', this because the leaves looks like  snakes tongues.

Cutting Lavender

Lavender is a plant that probably reminds you of the beautiful lavender fields in the south of France. This beautiful purple plant  looks great in any garden. Read more about it? 

Cutting of Rosemary

Rosemary is a plant that looks great in any garden. Rosemary is an evergreen so leaves will remain green in the winter. More tips and tricks how to sow rosemary?

Fennel Sowing and Growing

Growing and Sowing Lovage

Lovage, Levisticum Officinale, is also known as Maggi plant. This is because the plant smells strongly of the Maggi aroma. It also has many other nicknames, such as love parsley and lavose. The plant originally comes from Southeast Asia and Iran, but is now also widely cultivated in Europe. Lovage can grow very large and tall. More than two meters high is certainly no exception. All parts of the plant are edible and have a celery-like flavour.

Growing and Sowing of Marjoram

Growing and Sowing of Winter Thyme

Growing and Sowing Parsley

Parsley is a must have herb in the garden. It is  very easy to grow and you can also grow this herb indoors in pots so you have fresh herbs at home almost all year round.

Growing and Sowing Sage

Sage is a perennial herb and is native to the Mediterranean regions. This herb is not only used in the kitchen. Sage is also known for its medicinal properties, it has an anti-infective and anti-inflammatory effect. For tips read on.

Growing and Sowing Watercress

Growing watercress yourself is very easy. The most important thing is a well-moist soil. It is a fast-growing plant that can be harvested just a few weeks after sowing. Watercress has a somewhat spicy flavor and is often used in salads or as a side dish. Because it germinates so quickly and is easy to grow, sowing is also fun for children.

Growing Basil

Basil is an herb that is more than 5000 years old. Contrary to what you might think, this one does not come from Italy, but originally native to Southeast Asia. It is now known all over the world. In Italy it is grown and eaten a lot.

Growing Dill

Dill is an annual herb of the parsley family. You can use almost everything from the dill plant including the flowers and the seeds. When you need more information, click on the button below.

Growing Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a member of the mint family. It’s a perennial herb. If you like fresh herbal tea then lemon balm is definitely an herb that belongs in your garden!

How to grow Mint

Mint (Mentha) belongs to the mint family and has a strong peppermint taste and smell. There are different varieties of mint plants, such as spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint, Moroccan mint, etc. The spice is, among others, widely used in Arabic, Indian, Turkish and Greek cuisine. A cup of mint tea is of course very well-known. Mint is not difficult to grow. Please note, the plant can propagate to form new plants through wide-spreading rhizomes. Mint can take over your garden very quickly.

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Sorrel Sowing and Growing

Sorrel is an easy-to-grow, perennial herb and belongs to the Polygonaceae family. The plant is fully hardy, the top growth dies down in winter and sprout out in spring. Sorrel prefers a not too sunny spot. It has a sour, lemony, flavour which also is somewhat similar to spinach. As sorrel contains a fairly high level of oxalic acid, it is advised not to eat too much of it or too often.

Sowing and Growing Lemongrass

Sowing and Growing of Sugarleaf

Sowing and Growing St John's Wort

St. John's wort, Hypericum Perforatum, is a perennial plant in the family Hypericaceae. The herb gets its name to the fact that it blooms during the time of St. John's Day, on June 24.

St. John's wort has been used as a medicine for ages. Even today, there are herbal products with St. John's wort, which are mainly used for mild depression and gastrointestinal complaints. Be careful when using this herb, it has a number of side effects and can cause interactions with other drugs (consult a doctor first).

Sowing and Growing Yellow Mustard

Yellow mustard is an easy-to-grow, fast-growing plant, which can reach a height of one meter. The plant blooms with yellow flowers and resembles the plant of rapeseed. Yellow mustard can be grown for its seeds, from which mustard can be made. But the plant is also grown as green manure.

Sowing and Planting of Barage

Borage, also known as starflower, is a wonderful addition to your herb garden. The plant can grow to a height of 60-90 cm and blooms beautifully with light blue star-shaped flowers. It is an easy-to-grow herb and certainly suitable for the novice gardener. It is often grown in vegetable gardens as the flowers entice pollinators. The flowers are also edible, beautiful as decoration in a salad or herb butter.

Sowing and Planting of Chamomile

It is possible to sow chamomile from mid-March to early June. It is wise to do this directly in the open ground. The chamomile plant produces beautiful flowers with a delicate fragrance and grows to a hight of 10-70 cm.

Sowing Chives

Sowing chives is a pleasant activity, especially with the desired result in mind after a few months. For more inspirations please click on the button below and you will have more information about sowing chives.

Sowing Cilantro

Cilantro is an annual herb that is used in various cuisines worldwide. All parts, including the flowers are edible. It’s a must have herb in the vegetable garden! For more tips and tricks, read further

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