2. These mini chillies (Capsicum annuum) are pretty enough to decorate any sunny spot as well as adding spice to meals.
3. Sweet basil is an essential flavour for Italian cookery, and sensationally fragrant when picked fresh.
4. A delicate shrub with blue-grey leaves, curry plant (Helichrysum italicum) is wonderfully aromatic.
5. The sun-ripened sweetness of homegrown strawberries is best when eaten straight after picking.
6. Loose-leaf lettuces go from seed to baby leaves in five weeks. You can harvest your salad year-round.
7. The sweet and savoury flavours of sage make it an incredibly versatile culinary herb. It has a variety of medicinal uses, too.
8. Apple mint (Mentha suaveolens) is hardy, looks stunning and loves sun. The leaves make a wonderful tea when infused in water.
9. Chives, the delicate cousin of onion, garlic and leek, look and taste superb as a garnish. Just pick, wash and chop up with kitchen scissors.