herbs

  1. Our must-grow Elite Herbs for home chefs

    Our must-grow Elite Herbs for home chefs
    With the rise and rise of television cooking shows, plus the societal movement toward a greener, more sustainable world, there's never been a trendier time to ditch the takeaway and become a home chef. But how can you ensure you're cooking with the freshest produce? The best way is to grow your own, and the simplest way to start is...
  2. Container gardening: our top picks

    Container gardening: our top picks
    With space at a premium, sometimes it simply isn't practical to plant out a garden bed in your garden - or perhaps you want to grow some greenery where there's no soil to plant them to thrive in. Enter container gardening. It's perfect for those with small courtyards or balconies, and fabulous for those who rent. Why container gardening? There are...
  3. Top 10 edibles to grow on your balcony

    Top 10 edibles to grow on your balcony
    Living in an apartment or small home without space for a garden doesn’t mean growing your own food isn’t possible. Most plants, including edibles, can grow happily in a pot on a balcony or in a courtyard. Pots can be placed on hard surfaces or suspended from railings or walls. If there’s a little more space, grow a few vegetables...
  4. How to grow a herb garden on your windowsill

    How to grow a herb garden on your windowsill
    A sunny windowsill that enjoys at least four hours of sunlight daily is all you need to have freshly-cut herbs at your fingertips.   Seeds vs seedlings Seeds will give you more bang for your buck, as long as you don’t mind waiting a few months for your herbs to be ready for harvesting. On the other hand, planting seedlings...
  5. Growing herbs and vegies in a raised garden bed

    Growing herbs and vegies in a raised garden bed
    Why grow herbs and vegies in a raised garden bed? Raised garden beds are a brilliant way to grow edibles. Great soil is key to growing herbs and vegies, so if your soil is rock-hard clay or pure sand, a raised garden bed filled with top-notch soil makes perfect sense. It’s also a life-saver if you have a bad back and...
  6. Vegetable growing basics

    Vegetable growing basics
    Spring is a great time to grow edibles both from seed and seedling, and the warm spring weather makes everything thrive. But, if you’ve never grown vegetables before, where do you start? The best starting point is the sunniest part of the garden away from competing plants such as trees. Start with a small space say one-metre square to get...
  7. Beyond basil – how to grow & use fresh herbs

    Beyond basil – how to grow & use fresh herbs
    Growing your own herbs is a good way to get started with productive plants and provides flavour at your fingertips for the kitchen. Herbs are easy to grow in a sunny, well-drained bed or container and can be used in many ways in the kitchen. Herbs are readily available for planting as seeds, seedlings or small pots. Herbs are grown...
  8. Preparing the Vegie Plot for Spring Planting

    Preparing the Vegie Plot for Spring Planting
    If you’ve found yourself in the late winter garden dreaming of the homegrown vegie harvests ahead, this is quite literally the time to do the spadework. Vegetables grow best in well-prepared soil that provides good nourishment, retains moisture and is free of weeds and debris. Getting started The first step to preparing for spring planting is to remove weeds. Established...
  9. Vertical Garden Friendly Plants

    Vertical Garden Friendly Plants
    Vertical gardens can be used to grow ornamental or edible plants in a small space. They are ideal for attaching to the walls of balconies, courtyards or fences to provide growing spaces for a wide range of plants.
  10. Rocket and Roast Pumpkin Salad

    Rocket and Roast Pumpkin Salad
    Make this scrumptious Rocket and Roast Pumpkin Salad with just-picked Cucina Pronto herbs.

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