Top tips for herb gardens

  • 23/10/2015
Tony Murrell (Paul Henry)
Tony Murrell (Paul Henry)

Labour Weekend’s here and it’s a great chance to get out in the garden.

This week Tony Murrell will tell you how to build a herb garden.

The best times to plant are early in the morning or late in the day, so the plants aren’t exposed to the hot sun straight away.

Don’t be shy when planting herbs as they quite like close neighbours.

If you have an excess of herbs, chop them up and freeze them in ice cubes – these can then be used in drinks and meals later in the year. Mint is especially good for this.

If you want to try something different, plant a combination of Vietnamese mint, Thai basil and lemongrass – all wonderful additions to Asian cooking.

Watch the video for the full segment.