Hands down herbs are the coolest thing you can grow in your garden. They are SO multifunctional. You can drink them, cook them, eat them, use them around the house and use them for medicinal or beauty purposes. Best of all, they’re easy to grow and a great place to start for beginner gardeners. SO…what’s your favourite herb??? I think this is a tough question. A bit like asking what your last meal would be on death row. For me, I’d say a tie between dill, sage and rosemary. Check out my other posts on rosemary, lavender, peppermint, bay leaf, curry leaf, basil, nasturtiums and uses for summer herbs (including onion chives, Mexican tarragon and lemon balm).
So it goes without saying that I get pretty darn excited around May every year for the Herb Awareness show presented by the Queensland Herb Society! Who needs Coachella? I haven’t missed a year yet (and I was just there this morning). This is the place to be to learn more about growing and using herbs. Besides a massive range of medicinal and culinary herbs and plants for sale, there are a wide variety of stalls with everything from preserves and spices to skincare and general gardening. There are also herb related speakers and demonstrations throughout the day. Make sure you try some of the yummy home baked, herb inspired food and drinks at Cafe Sage in the hall.
Herb Awareness is held each year in May (9am -4pm) at the Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor QLD 4030.