Hydro Herb Kit - DILL
GROW ORGANIC HERBS WITHOUT USING SOIL
WITH OUR HYDROPONIC GROWING KIT. MADE AS RESPONSIBLY AS POSSIBLE WITH RECYCLED WINE BOTTLES AND OTHER ECO CONSCIOUS MATERIALS
We use recycled wine bottles that are cut and ground by hand.
The kits contain certified organic nutrient solution (kits contain enough for approx. 2 years).
All the internal parts of the kit are either recycled or biodegradable
Every kit contains all you need to your chosen herb. We use a recycled wine bottle to construct the body of the system, all edges are ground by hand so there’s no need to worry about sharp corners left over from cutting the bottle. Watering the kits could not be simpler just keep an eye on the water line (clearly visible) and top up when needed, every couple of weeks. Each kit contains enough organic hydroponic fluid for you to be able to grow your herbs for approximately two years. The kits also come with spare parts so that if your horticultural skills require a little honing there’s a second chance waiting.
Another member of the Lamiaceae family along with both mint and basil, thyme has long been connected with medicinal as well as culinary practices around the world, sometimes being burnt as an incense.
Basil has a very distinctive flavour profile that is unmissable, however unfortunately it doesn't keep well once cut and so if you enjoy the flavour of this indoor only herb you really need to grow it yourself.
Coriander or cilantro as some people know it, is a very popular herb. Coriander is a versatile herb with its seeds being used as a spice and the plant itself being used as a herb.
Sticking with its use as a herb, coriander is described as having a mellow even subtle taste profile, slightly tart tasting with lemony/lime edge. Really quite different in taste to the seeds. Much like basil heating the leaves diminishes their flavour rapidly, so it is best added just before serving the meal coriander loses it’s flavour rapidly with time after being picked or stored in any way, making having a Hydro-herb kit in your kitchen ready to go all year round a very attractive option.
Dill is usually seen as an annual herb when grown outside although indoors it can like coriander grow all year round. It reaches around 40cm in height but it’s light weight means it is happy in it Hydro-herb kit base and there should be no risk of it tipping over.
The fern like leaves offer an aromatic flavouring that goes very well with fish dishes, one such simple use is as an addition to tartar sauce further bringing out the taste of the fish. Using dill as an addition to soups and pickles is another very popular activity in Eastern European areas as is its use in borscht. As with most herbs its flavour wains rapidly after picking although freezing does help keep its flavour better than other storage methods.
Actually belonging to the same family of plants as basil, mint has a very different taste all of its own with a punchy flavour profile more resilient to heat than basil's. Ever popular, especially with boiled potatoes mint finds its way into a great many recipes and is a herb that all kitchens should have a ready supply of.