25 Nov '11, 12pm

Five of the best...herbs to grow on your window ledge

Five of the best...herbs to grow on your window ledge

My compost may be thankful but my food remains insipid. I have been a victim of catatonic coriander and deceased dill for too long and frankly I have had enough. We are encouraged to grow our own but what are we to do if we don’t have the foggiest? Enter Jackie Day, a herbalist and keen gardener, whose mission is to get us acquainted with the benefits that home-grown herbs can bring. 'I don’t think the average person is going to go wrong with what are described as culinary herbs,' says Jackie. 'Examples include thyme, which is brilliant for the respiratory system, sage and rosemary, both of which are good for the brain amongst other things.' The National Trust estimates that there are 600 acres of growing space going to waste nationwide in the shape of unused window ledges. And with DEFRA statistics showing that one in three of us wants to take up DIY food production, wind...

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