Herbs and Vegetables for Sale in Colchester, Essex

Growing your own herbs and vegetables can help bring extra fresh flavour to your culinary experience every single day. You’ll discover a wide range of seasonal herb and vegetable plants that can inspire you to live in a more sustainable way.

Whatever you are looking for, our helpful team are ready to offer you all the advice you might need. Call 01206 210 374 or visit Poplar Nurseries on the A120 just outside Colchester, located on Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey.

What herbs and vegetables should I plant together?

When planting herbs and vegetables in your garden, a bit of planning can yield greatly improved results. Planting certain herbs and vegetables together brings added benefits and a healthier crop. For example, plant the Allium Tuberosum (Garlic Chive) alongside Daucus carota (carrots) and the strong scent given off by the garlic chive deters the carrot root fly.

Mentha Spicata (Mint) also confuses pests of carrots, tomatoes, alliums and brassicas, as well as keeping flea beetles away. Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) is brilliant for attracting pollinators, such as bees, butterflies and hoverflies. It works perfectly when planted with carrots and leeks (Allium porrum).

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How to create your dream herb and vegetable garden

Every garden can benefit from the addition of herbs, with even the smallest of spaces suitable for growing these tasty little plants. To create your dream herb garden, take time to think about which herbs will be most useful to you and where you wish to plant them.

The team of gardening experts at Poplar Nurseries in Colchester, Essex, can help to guide you through the process of picking the best herbs and vegetables for your garden as well as helping you think through whether raised beds, planters or pots might be the best solution to make your dream herb and vegetable garden a reality.