Tuesday, 15 September 2009
ThymeBank - Slow Food Marlborough
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Martin Irch gave us a great tour of Thymebank, on Hammerichs road. All sorts of salads and aromatic herbs are grown there, with the concern of supplying local restaurants and supermarkets with fresh tasty ingredients. Although these are hydroponics, all the herbs are not available all year long – essentially due to lack of UVs, of heat, and shorter light exposure during winter.
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Martin explains that hydroponics don’t have less taste than veggies grown in the soil, contrary to general popular beliefs, as hydroponics are fed with salt containing the minerals veggies need.
You would have seen Martin’s fresh herbs and salads around the shops of Marlborough, but can still go to Thymebank directly to find few of those particular herbs (chervil, Thai mint, lemongrass, different sorts of mints etc.). He will also be very happy to give you few tips to get your herbs growing in your garden.