Growing your own herbs is easy and very rewarding. Herbs are often suited to easy container growing and become fresh ingredients for all of your cooking.
Herbs are also incredibly nutritious and literal storehouses of vitamins and minerals, as well as disease-protecting flavonoids.
Additionally, each herb seems to have its purported medicinal qualities. Medicinal properties attributed to herbs are the stuff of folklore, but as we look at the research being done today, we find many of these attributes have begun to hold up to scientific analysis.
Hattie provides three types of herbs.
- Basil: There are many types of basil and we sell several popular varieties. Basil does not like cold weather. In fact, it is very tender and won’t like nighttime temperatures much below 50 degrees. Always wait until the weather is settled before planting out basil.
- Hardy: These herbs (also known as cool weather) are those that can be planted earlier than warm weather herbs and can withstand frost and often freeze conditions. Many are hardy enough to overwinter and hardiness information is included for each herb.
- Tender: These herbs (also known as warm weather) should be planted after all danger of frost is past. Some of these herbs are actually perennials and would live year-round in a warmer climate where it doesn’t freeze. Some are annuals and will go to seed during the growing season, providing important habitats for beneficial insects and bees. A perennial tender herb can be overwintered inside or simply replanted every season and treated as an annual.