What herbs, etc to plant (D-H) - The Windowbox Allotment
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What herbs, etc. to plant
Below are mini guides as to what other edible or useful plants you could grow in your windowbox with instructions on how to grow them and recommended cultivars that are known for their ease of growing, good flavour, size or hardiness.
A decorative and distinctively flavoured annual which given the chance will grow up to 1.2m, but could be maintained at half that height by pruning. Prefers a moist, fertile soil. Sow seed: Thinly, 1/2cm deep from early spring to midsummer
Similar growing and pruning requirements to dill, to which it is closely related. Tasty aniseed-flavoured foliage used as a flavouring in salads and with fish. The purple leaved variety is slightly hardier than the green. Sow seed: ½ cm deep from early spring to midsummer
Used for its asparagus flavoured shoots and young leaves, this perennial needs frequent picking in summer to stop it from taking over. Prefers moist, fertile soil and can tolerate shade. Sow seed: 1/2cm deep from spring to midsummer
The roots are used to make the hot-flavoured sauce. The plant needs deep, moisture-retentive soil and can become an invasive weed if not controlled. Within a windowbox it may struggle to do well. Sow seed: 1/2cm deep from early to late spring
Plant: Root cuttings from established plants in spring