Spring Herbs

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Spring marks the start of a brand-new growing season. Some of the best stuff you can plant for Spring is herbs. With so many types, they can be used for cooking in your kitchens and great a gorgeous intoxicating smell in your gardens on nice sunny days. Spring marks the start of a brand-new growing season. Some of the best stuff you can plant for Spring is herbs. With so many types, they can be used for cooking in your kitchen’s and great a gorgeous intoxicating smell in your gardens on nice sunny days.

Planting:

It is very easy to start planting herbs in your garden. They don’t require a lot of attention and when they need pruning this is the perfect opportunity to bring them into the kitchen and start using them in your kitchen as well.

As mentioned before, there a more than a few types of herbs that you can get started with.

• Mint

• Rosemary

• Thyme

• Basil

Mint is a surprisingly hardy herb which, if cared for properly, can last all year round if conditions are right. These are only a few examples of herbs that are easy to maintain and can be grown in your gardens and will last you for months.

Used in your kitchens:

We all know that herbs are great when they’re used in cooking, but it's always good to know what goes well with each other. This means you can grow your garden around what meals you enjoy the most.

Mint
Mint gives off a gorgeous smell, but can also taste really fresh. This means it's perfect if you add it to fruit bowls for hot days ready to chill you out but can also be used in hot food, as you can sprinkle over your mushy peas for your British classic fish and chips.

Rosemary
This is ideal for roast meats like beef or chicken, making it a perfect addition to your Sunday roasts. Speaking of roasts, it can deliver a great punch to your roast potatoes and give it a little more flavour to your plate.

Thyme
Thyme actually holds a lot of similarities with Rosemary and can be used the same way with roast meats. However, it goes along great with stews as the long cooking time allows the raw flavour to be absorbed into the stock of the stew, and then it carries it to the rest of the food. But for those of you who want a quicker meal, it goes great with mac and cheese when it's baked-on top giving off great flavour throughout the dish.

In your gardens:

You can also see the benefits of planting herbs in your gardens just from sitting outside and enjoying your open space. These herbs are known for giving off amazing smells for months at a time and this has health benefits as it allows you to de-stress and relax after a long hard day at work. You’ll experience this mostly with mint as it has such a strong and overwhelming smell that no matter where you're sitting in your garden it will instantly allow you to relax in your own home.

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