growing seeds and planting them in tubs

Whether you want to grow lovely salad leaves or big-flavoured herbs we have put together the first of a series of master-classes featuring Jekka McVicar.

Jekka has worked with Jamie since Naked Chef days, she also teaches his Fifteen apprentices all about cooking with herbs. She runs a herb nursery and school in the West Country and there is nothing she doesn’t know about herbs.

In the first of our series Jekka shows how to sow seeds properly. She passes on tips on how to make sure your plants are as sturdy as possible to give them the best start, watering techniques, compost differences and pots. This skill can help you save money, is really rewarding and of course will help you create ingredients to make your cooking even better.

Look out for further videos in the coming months to help you through the growing process.