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  1. Lettuce

    Soil for planting lettuce needs to be neutral - alkaline, with adequate organic matter, and kept moist throughout the life of the crop. Choo...

  2. Thyme

    Culinary uses - Fresh or dried leaves and flowering tops of thyme are used to flavour soups, fish, meat, sausages, marinades, vinegar, stuff...

  3. Sage

    Culinary uses - Leaves are traditionally used to flavour meat dishes, especially pork, liver, goose, soups, stews, sauces and sausages. It’s...

  4. Oregano

    Culinary uses - In Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking, oregano is often used dried in dishes with other strongly-flavoured ingredients like ...

  5. Parsley

    Culinary uses - Parsley leaves are widely used as a garnish and to flavour sauces, butter, dressings, stuffings and savoury dishes....

  6. Basil

    Culinary uses - As you’d expect from one of the most popular herbs in Italian cuisine, basil makes a natural partner for tomato dishes, and ...

  7. Mint

    Culinary uses - Leaves are widely used in flavouring, with peas and potatoes, and for making mint sauce and jelly to accompany lamb - also a...

  8. Fennel

    Culinary uses - Leaves are eaten in salads and as a garnish and flavouring, especially with olives and fish dishes. Fennel leaf bases are ea...

  9. Coriander

    Culinary uses - Leaves and leafstalks of coriander are used to flavour soups, salads, beans and curries. Seeds are an ingredient of curries,...

  10. Chives

    Culinary uses - Chives are especially good with potato and eggs, while the leaves can also be used to garnish and flavour soups and salads, ...

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