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A herb garden provides flavoursome leaves, stems and flowers for kitchen and cosmetic use, but as they grow they offer aromatic foliage and attractive shapes to make the herb garden useful and ornamental. Barbara Segall highlights the best herbs to grow, design ideas and techniques for planting and maintaining a herb garden.
Lecture 1 Herb garden design. Traditional/ Modern ideas. Students to assess the site and describe it, with a sketch or in words.
Lecture 2 How to grow and use a range of 25 of the top herbs for culinary and garden use. Students to decide which herbs they want to grow and to prepare a plant shopping list.
Lecture 3 Planting and maintaining the herb garden and containers, when to harvest, how to preserve, freeze and dry herbs.
Lecture 4 Growing in containers