> Hyssop Herb
Information on, uses of and how to grow hyssop:
Hyssop was used in the Middle East many years B.C. Its main value
was for preserving meat and as a cleansing herb. It is one of the herbs which
traditionally has been used to flavour Chartreuse liqueur.
Hardy Perennial Evergreen.
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How to grow
Start hyssop seeds off under glass and when planting out space
seedlings 60cm apart. Hyssop will seed itself but cuttings are a more reliable
method of replacing your garden supply. It can also be increased by root
division in the spring and autumn. Hyssop will grow happily in a container and
prefers a light, well-drained soil.
Hyssop likes a sunny place. For a continuous supply
of leaves cut the plant close to the ground just before the first flowers open.
Hyssop grows to 45cm and has very attractive flowers which grow
in spikes and are either deep blue or pink. the flowers are very fragrant and
attractive to bees. It has a minty taste and its woody stems have small pointed
The leaves can be added to salads or to rabbit or lamb stew.
Traditionally Hyssop is added to cranberries, stewed peaches and apricots. An
infusion of Hyssop makes a good cough remedy and hot Hyssop tea is good for
catarrh and colds on the chest.
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