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Posted on: 5-Jan-2017 11:02am

Got a green thumb? Even if you don’t, here are the 5 best herbs to grow in your window-sill.

1. Rosemary.

If you’ve ever planted rosemary before, you’ll know it tends to have a life of it’s own! There are several varieties of rosemary – a variety like Tuscan Blue or Blue Spire are both good options for small home gardens.

Rosemary’s active ingredient rosmarinic acid, has shown to suppress allergic responses and nasal congestion, making it the perfect natural remedy.

2. Chives.

Chives are one of the easiest herbs to grow.

If you want to include chives in your garden it’s best to pull a bunch from an existing plant because this helps to speed up the growth (make sure to include the root!). It’s important that you cut about one-third off the top of the chive, this way it helps to stimulate new growth.

3. Mint.

There are two types of mint; peppermint or spearmint. We prefer peppermint because it’s a bit stronger, making it more economical.

Peppermint is an easy herb to grow because it can thrive in shade, but make sure to still give it a little bit of sun.

Mint can help improve your digestion, respiratory disorders, coughs and skin. It’s also great for jazzing up water with a bit of lime!

4. Parsley.

Parsley is not only remarkably easy to grow, it’s is one of the most commonly used herbs. Patience is key: it can take up to two weeks to see any sort of produce. But once it starts, you’ll have it for life.

Parsley is full of nutrients and is a great source of Vitamin C, K and A. Chuck fresh onto pastas, stews, salads and soups.

5. Sage.

Sage needs around six to eight hours of sunlight a day to thrive.

Even though it’s slightly more tricky to grow, sage has been known to possess healing properties and may even improves brain and memory function.

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