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The Alternative Kitchen Garden podcast, produced and presented by Emma Cooper, is all about growing edible and useful plants in an environmentally-friendly way. It is completely free to download and listen to.

Perilla

We’re delving into the herbs and spices section of my seed box this time, to see what Unsown Treasures I have found that might find a home in the garden this year. But what is the difference between a herb and a spice?

The plants covered in this show are Dill (Anethum graveolens), Cumin (Cuminum cyminum), Mistuba (Cryptotaenia japonica), Perilla (Perilla frutescens) and Cinnamon basil (Ocimum basilicum var. ‘Cinnamon’).

My trusty cumin potatoes recipe is available on the blog, and if you’re looking for those dill varieties then they’re on offer from Suffolk Herbs.

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