Grow a Herb Garden – Operation GIY Nation

June 14, 2012

Have you grown any vegetables yet? Six families are just starting and if you’re new to the idea, why not join them by following the month-by-month projects?

GIY Ireland launched Operation GIY Nation back in April choosing six pioneer families around Ireland to have a go at growing their own as well as be in with a chance to win a prize. As complete beginners the families are being helped and advised be GIY, a charitable organisation that’s doing a great job at helping and encouraging people to grow their own food, and I was delighted to be asked to write the projects for them.

The first month – April started by sowing cress seeds.

Herb Garden

In May the families (and anyone else who wants to join in) had a go at growing their own salad bowl  and in June everyone is being asked to grow a herb garden.

So what do you think? Will you give it a go? Herbs were the very first plants that I grew in my tiny mid-terraced garden many years ago. They need very little maintenance and there’s nothing better than snipping a few fresh leaves and adding them to your cooking pot.



  • Reply Marian June 14, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Dee, as you know I’ve just started with the herb garden. Must check out their site for some tips. 🙂 Marian

    • Reply greensideupveg June 14, 2012 at 9:54 pm

      Good luck with it Marian. Herbs are the most forgiving of plants so a great one to start with 🙂


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