Growing Herbs

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis edulis)

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis edulis)

Cape Gooseberry (Physalis edulis syn. P. peruviana) Not originally from the Cape (native to Peru), and not related to gooseberries at all, the Cape gooseberry belongs to nightshade family which includes tomatoes, aubergines and potatoes. The French name is “amour en cage” meaning “love in a cage” while […]

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Lemongrass oil can be used as a lure when trapping bee swarms. Description A densely clumping perennial grass with cane-like stems and linear arching leaves that can reach up to 1.8m in height. Greenish flowers with a red tinge are borne in clusters in […]

Black cumin (Nigella sativa)

Black cumin (Nigella sativa)

Black cumin (Nigella sativa) Of black cumin or ‘Habbat ul Sawda’, the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) is believed to have said: “In the black seed is healing for every disease except death.” (Sahih Bukhari).  Description Black cumin is a small (30cm) flowering annual with finely divided leaves and […]

Laksa

Laksa

  Our latest addition is Vietnamese Mint, or Laksa herb. Strongly pungent! Delicious in Thai cooking. Hope these cuttings root easily 🙂

Pink flowering sage

Pink flowering sage

Oh my! The sages in the garden at MeadowSweet is growing simply gorgeous – and all starting to flower. Much to my surprise I found that we had a pink flowering sage too! Happily going to make cuttings of this one, and save seed, so […]

Happy Heartsease

Happy Heartsease

What happy little flowers! I simply adore Johnny-jump-up(-and-kiss-me), or heartsease pansies. They are wonderful edible flowers, attract bees and butterflies, and can be used medicinally too. I’ve got many growing in between the mixed herb greens of my lettuce garden, so that I can always remember to […]

Bestseller of the month – Golden Sage

Bestseller of the month – Golden Sage

We have sold out of all our golden sage (Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’) this month! But don’t despair, we’ve got a few more cuttings busy rooting in the greenhouse and should have a few more pretty soon.

Sowing in November

Sowing in November

It is sowing time again according to the moon calendar, so off I go to make new plants for your enjoyment! Coming soon we’ll have some chillies, epazote, endive, white sage, liquorice, marhsmallow, chives, hyssop, lady’s mantle and many more! 😉

Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Raspberry (Rubus idaeus) Raspberry Sorbet 175g granulated sugar 250ml water juice of ½ lemon 450g raspberries Place the sugar in a pan with the water. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved, then boil for 1 minute until the mixture is slightly syrupy. Pour into a […]