Easy to grow herb plants
Herbs are easy to grow, even in the smallest spaces such as a windowsill, window box or container on the balcony. They will thrive in a gritty, well drained compost – just make sure they get plenty of direct sunlight. Herbs are an essential ingredient in many recipes and growing your own means a fresh supply of aromatic flavourings is never more than a few steps away. When natural growing methods are used, growing your own herbs can be a culinary delight, tasting better than anything you find on the supermarket shelves. Even if you don't intend to use them in the kitchen, many herbs boast a beautiful aroma and wildlife-attracting flowers, as well as adding a splash of colour. Some of our popular easy to grow herbs include chives, fennel, mint, parsley, thyme and basil; alternatively, for something different, our curry plants are a firm favourite. At Jackson’s, we think every home should have a few choice herbs on the windowsill or in the front border, so take the plunge and grow your own! See our guide to herb plants for more information and advice about growing herbs.