April 8, 2019

WATCH: How to Sow Kitchen Micro Herbs

The Potting Shed is not only a perfectly peaceful meeting space and idyllic space for Afternoon Tea, it is also home to the seedlings and kitchen edibles which are so important to the ongoing glory of the Estate Gardens and the delectable Drivers’ Club dishes.

In the two videos below, Natalie from our award-winning Gardens Team talks us through the sowing of two micro herbs (or micro greens as they are sometimes known), Radish Red Rioja and Pea Shoots – both of which are destined for the seasonal dishes served up in the Drivers’ Club. The plants that work best as micro greens are those with intense flavour and or colour. Coriander, basil, fennel, radish and the oriental leaves are all great to try. If you’re tempted to try growing your own miniature flavour bombs, have a watch…

Micro herbs are tiny seedlings of plants that are usually harvested when they are fully grown, but instead are picked just a week or so after they’ve grown their first leaves – meaning the intensity of flavour is heightened. With their beautiful curly stems and pretty leaves, adding a burst of height, colour and texture to every dish, micro herbs are much more than just an instagrammable extra, and because the flavour is more concentrated you don’t need to use much to add a huge burst of fresh, herbal vibrance to your dishes.

We would love to hear how you get on growing your own micro herbs, be sure to tag us in your social media posts using #bowcliffemicroherbs on Twitter and Instagram 

If you want to find out more about the edibles we grow here at Bowcliffe, or indeed the plants, flowers and trees that thrive on the Bowcliffe Estate, make sure you book your spot on our Spring Garden Tour, happening on Wednesday 10th April. To secure your spot simple email events@bowcliffehall.co.uk or call the team on 01937 541111.