Spring signals the upcoming season of backyard gardening and summer barbecues, but it’s also very fickle. Temperatures fluctuate from one day to the next, and
General Herb Growing Tips
Taking a snip of fresh basil from your own kitchen herb garden for homemade pesto is a gratifying experience. You can enjoy the results of your labor while providing your diet with healthy food. Unlike dried herbs that you get from the grocery store, homegrown herbs have an aromatic freshness that tantalizes the senses. And, growing herbs of your own means that you get to enjoy the plant’s flavorful benefits without harmful chemicals. The best thing about planting an herb garden is it is easy to grow even if you are a beginner or have a brown thumb, and you don’t need a lot of space to produce delicious plants.
We show you how to grow basil, oregano, mint, rosemary, and other easy growing herbs, whether you’re growing herbs indoors in a container on a sunny kitchen windowsill or outside in an herb garden. We have information on a range of herb-related topics, including which ones to plant in the spring, summer, or fall and plants to avoid growing alongside your favorite herbs. We explain the differences between popular herbs, their health benefits, and ways to use them in everyday cooking.
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What if basil for the Caprese salad was only a few steps away? And mint to garnish the mojito, too? It’s not necessary to rush