Grow Your Own BBQ Herbs & Hot Smoking Kit perfect for the budding pit master.
We love a BBQ and there’s only one for us – charcoal. Learning the art of BBQ takes skill & patience so whether it’s low and slow or speedy grilling enjoy getting outside this summer with our introduction to the world of sizzle and smoke.
Box Includes: Marjoram, Sage, Rosemary & Tarragon
Marjoram was first grown by monks for flavouring food and for medicine. It is sweet in flavour and helps relieve indigestion.
Salvia is the Latin name which means ‘to heal’. Sage is a herb often used as a tonic as it has antiseptic, digestive and antibacterial properties.
Rosemary is a symbol of friendship, loyalty and remembrance in many parts of the world.
Has a peppery flavour. If you chew the leaves directly, it causes a slight numbness of the mouth.
Here are a few tips to get you started if you are going to sow or transplant your herbs outside, especially if planting in a container, pot or window box:
- Use a soil based compost as it holds onto the moisture for longer and will help stop your containers drying out... no-one wants wilted herbs!Herbs like a welldrained soil so adding in a handful or two of sharp sand or gravel is a great idea.
- Consistently healthy herbs need a little TLC. Water - morning is the best time so the plants are well hydrated before a spot of sun-bathing.
- If you can, during the warmer months, feed your plants on a weekly basis. Seaweed based feeds are available from your local garden centre / diy store.
Sowing outside: Start indoors 6-8 weeks prior to planting out. Transfer outside when
all threat of frost has passed. If you keep in a pot then it can be brought back inside for the winter.
Harvest: When the plants are about 12 inches.
Uses: Great when mixed with basil, thyme and when used in tomato based dishes, pizzas, meat and sausage based stews, stuffings and soups.
Sowing outside: In April when soil has warmed in shallow drills. Keep watered.
Can be transplanted to another position when large enough.
Harvest: Any time.
Uses: It is a partner for many fatty meats as it aids digestion. Stuffings, chowders, fish, seafood, potatoes, cheese and tea.
Sowing outside: Rosemary can take up to 40 days to germinate. Transplant seedlings from May when soil has warmed into finely raked soil. Prefers full sun.
Harvest: From May onwards.
Uses: Stews, meats, marinades, bread, soups, biscuits, jam and cocktails.
Sowing outside: Start seeds inside and don’t plant outside until they are about 10cm/4ins high. Prefers full sun or partial shade in a well drained soil. If soil isn’t well drained, add a handful of sharp sand to the soil.
Harvest: Any time.
Uses: Fish, pork, chicken, potatoes, most vegetables. Goes well with lemons, oranges and great for cream based sauces, herbs butters, vinegars and soups.
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