Lincolnshire Herbs expanding business

A total of 14million pot plants are grown by Lincolnshire Herbs each year at its site in Bourne.
A total of 14million pot plants are grown by Lincolnshire Herbs each year at its site in Bourne.

Lincolnshire Herbs is expanding its business to growing outdoors for the first time.

The Bourne-based operation grows potted herbs as well as growing and packing fresh cut and bunched herbs – with 14million pots produced on the site each year.

Commercial manager Mel Cushen says the business will be able to harvest herbs from the outdoor grown plants for supply this year.

Mel said: “A potted herb takes on average four to five weeks to grow in summer and give you added value becaue you can cut from them again and again.

“Bunched and cut herbs are a rising star in the herb category and although pot herbs still have their place, are a convenient way to enjoy herbs.”

Lincolnshire Herbs has been packing fresh cut and bunched herbs using local UK growers as well as overseas partners, and will supplement this from this year with its own outdoor grown herbs.

The company produces the main varieties, such as basil, coriander, parsley, mint, rosemary, tarragon and oregano. Herbs are sold to major multiples, wholesale markets, farm shops, plus artisan producers.