Category Archives: Herbs & Spices

Saturday Spotlight – Propagating Curry Leaf Tree – Murraya Koenigii

I have posted on Curry Leaf Tree before.  In fact it is my most commented on post.  Given the level of  interest I thought it would be worth posting on it again.  It also worth checking the original post, in … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Sunday – Coriander “Superharvest”

I find coriander quite a  frustrating crop to grow.  My first issue is that its near impossible to grow it here for much of the year.  It is slow to establish, bolts quickly, wont germinate, gets eaten by slugs and snails and … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight – ‘Mint’ or ‘Common Mint’

I grow a lot of mints: Spearmint, Peppermint, Vietnamese Mint (which isn’t a true mint), Basil Mint, Chocolate Mint and so on but the mint I like best, the one I use most is usually sold under the imaginative name: ‘Mint’.  (Or … Continue reading

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Top 5 – Things to do with Basil

If you garden in a temperate zone within the Southern Hemisphere then chances are that you have a lot of basil around.  Basil that wont last too much longer as the weather cools.  I know I do.  Which nicely brings … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Sunday – “Italian Plain Leaf” Parsley

I love parsley.  It is probably my favourite herb and something I’m always happy to have a nibble of.  Whenever I find it sitting on a plate pretending to be a garnish I always eat it – you just can’t … Continue reading

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