Bergamot Wild 3 x 9cm Organic Herb Plug Plants
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Bergamot is having a bit of a comeback in the UK. Mostly known for being the main flavouring in earl gray tea, it is mostly used to scent soaps and shampoos. This large, wrinkled lime-like fruit has a sharp citrus flavour and a underling sourness that makes it a great counter balance for sweet flavours. In the kitchen it is fantastic if mixed with chamomile and vodka in a cocktail. It also pairs well with fish and strong game meat.
How to grow bergamot at home
Plant your bergamot in a loamy, fertile soil in a partially shaded location. Keep it well watered to keep the soil moist but not wet, and add some liquid fertilizer twice a month to maintain consistent growth. Support the young plant with a stake to help it as it grows taller.
How do you harvest Bergamot?
When you are ready to use your bergamot, remove the fruit you need with a sharp kife or shears.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.
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