Alice Spenser-Higgs
3 minute read
12 Jan 2020
9:26 am

Ideal time to sow some herbs

Alice Spenser-Higgs

The herb seed that is very popular is Borage (Borago officinalis).

BORAGE. Bees love it.

It is easy to pick up a pot or two of your favourite herbs, but when it comes to variety, growing herbs from seed is the way to go. The gourmet herbs like Florence fennel and French tarragon are often hard to find in garden centres, as are the more traditional herbs like borage, lemon balm, chamomile, evening primrose and sorrel. According to Marlaen Straathof, of Kirchhoffs Seeds, it also makes sense to raise fast growers like rocket, coriander, chives, garden cress and basil from seed. “They germinate so fast that the first leaves can be harvested as mini or...