Herbs are versatile and popular plants that can be surprisingly easy to grow at home. Whether you want an indoor collection of pretty greenery that’s also easy to access in the kitchen, or if you want to build up a flourishing outdoor plot, herbs can thrive in either type of environment as long as they have good exposure to sunshine.
However, there are undoubtedly some herbs that are more well-adapted to the Queensland climate and are the ideal plants to include in your herbal suite particularly if you’re just getting started.
The top 5 herbs best suited to the Queensland climate include:
As a very popular herb that’s featured in most herb gardens, basil grows best in the warm Queensland summers when it’s exposed to plenty of full sunlight. It’s the perfect enhancement for a tasty Italian dish, while adding some vibrant greenery to your garden.
Once you start growing mint, it’s hard to hold it back! Whether you’re using it for a savoury dish or a refreshingly sweet drink, mint is a must-have perennial herb for your Queensland garden.
Parsley grows excellently in both the subtropical climate of Queensland’s south, as well as the tropical north. It’s a hardy herb that adds a delightful splash of colour to your meals, while also being packed with vitamins and minerals.
Chives is a perennial herb, meaning it will come back on its own accord year after year, rather than requiring to be replanted. This makes them a particularly convenient herb to keep around! They are a delicious addition to eggs and salads, and they also produce pretty purple flowers which attract the good types of insects to help your garden stay healthy.
Lemongrass loves the tropical climate of northern Queensland, due to its warm winters and hot summers. With a zesty citrus flavour, it pairs effortlessly with countless Asian dishes.
Herbs have a wonderful aroma and a fantastic taste, so make the most of your garden and incorporate these top 5 herbs which are best suited for the Queensland climate!