The Herb Guide

The Herb Guide will answer your questions on the best methods of growing and using herbs.

From angelica through basil and parsley to wormwood - from culinary through cosmetic to medicinal - from growing to storing.

You will find information on the best herbs to select for an indoor garden, herbs that you should have growing fresh and which are OK to buy dried.

Welcome beloved herb enthusiasts and novices alike to Herb Guide News. If you’re looking for fantastic news stories, herb related recipes, great ideas for your home grown herbs, handy hints and tips and a sprig of fun stuff, then you’ll love what magazine has to offer. 

From angelica, to basil or parsley and on to wormwood, from culinary delights, to cosmetic uses and through to medicinal remedies, or even from growing, to drying, to storing there is a herb for everyone for everything. Just read The Herb Guide to find out more. 

With contributions from avid herb experts, mums who love to cook, gardening enthusiasts and even experienced foragers, you’ll be reading some of the greatest green fingered insights available. 

If you see yourself as a bit of a herb aficionado or just wish to send in some beautiful photos of your lovely home grown herbs, then we can’t wait to hear from you. We welcome submissions from everyone including recipes, articles, news, features and pictures – so what’s stopping you from getting in touch today! 

Each free monthly issue of The Herb Guide News focuses on a particular herb as well as giving more general tips, advice ideas and fun facts. And if that’s not enough you can also discover plenty more including, herbs for pets, DIY gardening projects, pest control information and help when foraging on your own amongst the hundreds of free pages on the site.

It’s not all about eating and cooking with herbs though. Did you know they make a fantastically fragrant body scrub? Well you do now, and if you’re interested in how to make your own body scrub, we’ve got a great guide for you.

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If you want to get your hands on a copy of The Herb Guide News it’s easier than you think. Just click on the green and yellow box at the top of the right hand column or click on the link above.

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Miracle-Gro Aerogarden with Gourmet Herb Seed Kit

Indoor herb gardening is becoming very much the rage these days. You can just snip a few herbs off the stems, grab a tomato or chop a chilli while you're cooking. 

The indoor gardens look gorgeous in the house too with their lush green foliage and gentle background light.

You can grow flowers and buy blank pods to select your own seeds. 

The most trusted name in the market is Miracle-Gro and their flagship is the 6 or 7 pod model - Click on the photo or here to find out how to

  • set up an Aerogarden
  • programme the lights for optimum growth - it's not what you think!
  • find space in even the smallest kitchen
  • choose which kit to buy or whether you need the blank pods
  • trim the herbs to allow slower growing ones to catch up
  • preserve small quantities of herbs by drying or freezing

and much more

The Herb Guide

Don't let the snobs put you off about dried - the debate rages but you can rest assured, that whatever way you want to use herbs is OK.

Drying herbs is an ancient method of storing them - you need a cool and airy place to leave them - constant temperatures are necessary - modern houses don't have places like that so if you don't grow them yourself or buy them fresh, then go buy them at a shop that has a quick turnover - contrary to popular opinion, dried herbs do not taste of 'nothing' if they're fresh dried.

Big companies spend thousands of pounds on researching the best methods of drying and storing - you couldn't possibly recreate those conditions, so when your supply in the garden runs out or if you simply don't have space to grow any herbs, then we recommends that you BUY dried herbs - any herbs are better than none ;-)

Obviously, you can't make pesto with dried basil, but you can use frozen and I have step by step with photos guides for freezing herbs and many of the herb recipes are illustrated with lots of photos so you can see exactly what you should be doing.

There is a section on herbal cosmetics - see how easy it is to make a body scrub - you'll save a fortune and have so much more choice over what you're using.

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions - it's Liz at or use the contact form here and I'll get right back to you.

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