The Magic of Herbs

Try growing seeds in a pot, as you see at left. If you only have room for a few pots, you might plant parsley, basil, thyme and chives. Herbs do not need a huge space and even grow easily from seed, although plants are readily available at most nurseries. Plant your favorites—the herbs you will use.

 

When you have a large garden like I do, you can plant many herbs: several varieties of mint, parsley, thyme and chives, plus sage, oregano, dill, tarragon and rosemary. Our chef friend, Lisa has pots in her front yard of cutting herbs and for the first time has planted an outdoor vegetable and herb garden!

 

Add fresh basil and oregano to your marinara sauce on top of your favorite pasta, thyme sprigs in your salad dressings and dill on top of salmon or a light cucumber soup. If you have a bumper group, dry them for later use in the winter.

 

Growing herbs is a great project with children, wonderful  for your mental and culinary health!  You may even wind up talking to your herbs like I do!

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