To grow the tastiest herbs, treat ’em mean
Be lazy, water and feed far less, they will thank you for it
When it comes to growing your own, it’s hard to find a better bang for your buck than with herbs. Not only are they gram-for-gram the most expensive crops in the fruit and veg aisle, but in most cases they are also hands down the easiest to grow. And, for a range of solid, scientific reasons, they will have measurably stronger flavour than almost anything you can buy in the supermarket. So here are a botanist’s simple tricks to grow herbs for truly unbuyable flavour.
To improve the flavour in herbs, you have to understand why the plants produce it in the first place