As I mentioned before, in addition to all the vegetables growing on our windowsills and in the polytunnel we have quite a few herbs beginning to grow more quickly now the weather is warming up.
Over the next month or so I will be pricking out some of these herbs for use in the polytunnel, vegetable beds and planned herb spiral. I will also be sowing the next batch of seeds this weekend. No matter how small a space you have – growing a few herbs could be a fantastic step on the way to self-sufficiency. If you have a full-blown permaculture garden then herbs are an essential part of the ecosystem as well as useful and delicious culinary condiments. Your kitchen and/or garden will be happier places for very little effort.