Monday, 11 January 2010

Sowing herbs in winter

The following 3 herbs can be sown mid-winter to enable a period of stratification.

Sweet woodruff (sow into module trays with compost)

Sweet Cicely (needs several months of cold winter to germinate)

Cowslip (gerninate the seeds in a cold green house for 4-6 weeks)

Sweet woodruff and cowslip produce flowers that can be used in salads while cicely has an edible root and edible leaves.