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5 Herbs That Give You a Story to Tell This Valentine’s Day

5 Herbs That Give You a Story to Tell This Valentine’s Day

Herbs have it all. They’re super nutritious, easy to grow and have a multitude of uses. Many indoor gardeners grow herbs for cooking, garnishing, tea blending, aromatherapy, incense, or to put in vases for decorating. Knowing that your herbs have a particular meaning makes them even more endearing. 


Let’s take a look at 5 Click & Grow herbs that symbolise love. This could come in handy as Valentine’s day approaches. Whether you use them for a valentine’s meal or simply to give as a gift, now you’ll have a story to tell about each one!


1. Basil


Basil is much more than just a cooking ingredient. Did you know it’s regarded by many as an aphrodisiac? This is partly due to its bright, stimulating aroma. In Roman times, basil was a common symbol of love. The Roman naturalist, Pliny, even believed that basil seeds were powerful stimulants. In ancient times, its scent was believed to guide the body and spirit into a ‘unity of perception and acceptance.’ In Moldavian folklore, a young man is destined to fall in love with a young woman if he accepts a gift of basil from her! 



Click & Grow basil sprouts within 2 weeks and lasts for up to 12 weeks. Grows best in room temperatures between 18 °C–30 °C. See also, cinnamon basil, dwarf basil, holy basil, Thai basil and lemon basil.


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2. Oregano


When we think of oregano, we commonly associate it with cooking. In Ancient Greece, however, oregano was believed to be the herb of Aphrodite, goddess of love. It was said that she created oregano as a joyful herb for her garden. Much later, in Elizabethan times, the herb was believed to create good luck and prosperity. 



Click & Grow thyme sprouts within 2 weeks and lasts for up to 12 weeks. Grows best in room temperatures between 18 °C–30 °C


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3. Thyme


Thyme’s name comes from the Greek word ‘thymus’ which means ‘courage’. The Ancient Greeks used thyme as a symbol for classic style. In medieval times, thyme became a symbol of chivalry. Thyme has also been associated with affection. Sprigs of thyme are sometimes included in a bouquet to express devotion. 



Click & Grow thyme sprouts within 2 weeks and lasts for up to 12 weeks. Grows best in room temperatures between 18 °C–30 °C


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4. Rosemary


Rosemary is commonly referred to as the herb of love. In some cultures, brides would wear wreaths woven with rosemary sprigs. Rosemary’s status as a romantic herb was further enhanced by the folk song, ‘Scarborough Fair’, popularised by Simon and Garfunkel. The lyrics ‘parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme’ are poetically used to describe the Medieval Scarborough Fair where the songwriter is looking for a lost lover. 



Click & Grow rosemary sprouts within 2-3 weeks and lasts for up to 21 weeks. Grows best in room temperatures between 18 °C–30 °C.


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5. Lavender


No list of romantic herbs would be complete without lavender. Its impact on modern culture shines through in poems and songs. ‘Lavender’s Blue’ is one of the most popular lullabies to link lavender with romance and affection. Lavender is often associated with purity, devotion and tranquility. The herb’s sweet aroma and beautiful purple flowers make it a popular choice for romantic bouquets and gifts.



Click & Grow lavender sprouts within 2 weeks and lasts for up to 17 weeks. Grows best in room temperatures between 18 °C–30 °C.


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Which plants will you be growing this Valentine’s Day in your smart indoor garden? Whatever your plans may be, we hope your day is as happy and uplifting as it can possibly be.

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