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Herbs - Mediterranean Garden

June 2021

Mediterranean herbs grown from just a few pots or a large trough conveniently placed in a sunny spot. As well as providing fresh herbs for you to use in cooking sprigs for the kitchen, they also produce a beautiful display of small flowers which bees and butterflies love.

What you need

  • A variety of herbs: sage, thyme, rosemary, oregano as long as they all like the same growing conditions

  • Container or tub: at least 20cm (8in) deep, and with plenty of drainage holes in the base

  • Multi-purpose compost

A list of Mediterranean herbs might include:

  • Lavender (Lavandula angustiflolia and other species)

  • Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

  • Origano (Origanum vulgare)

  • Sage (Salvia officinalis)

  • Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

  • Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)

  • Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

  • Winter savory (Satureja montana)

Place container in a sunny sheltered spot.

Examples of Mediterranean herbs that will grow well together in containers are:

  • Sage.

  • Thyme.

  • Rosemary.

  • Marjoram.

  • Oregano.

  • Lavender.

Fresh herbs are a great way to add taste and bring out flavours in your food to make your dishes stand out. Herbs can be expensive to buy in the supermarket or grocery store so this year we decided to grow our own.

Herbs are really easy to grow, and can be grown in the garden, on your patio or kitchen window.

July 2021

Eight Healing Herbs of Summer, How to Use Them, Health Benefits

Herbs are an extremely important part of the Mediterranean Diet. In Greece, herbs grow wild pretty much everywhere. Hiking in the mountains, the smell of the wild herbs is almost intoxicating.

What are the main health benefits of the Mediterranean diet?

  • Preventing heart disease and strokes. ...

  • Keeping you agile. ...

  • Reducing the risk of Alzheimer's. ...

  • Halving the risk of Parkinson's disease. ...

  • Increasing longevity. ...

  • Protecting against type 2 diabetes. ...

  • Eat lots of vegetables. ...

  • Always eat breakfast.

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Debbie Crouch

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