The flavor of fresh picked herbs simply can’t be beat. sinking your teeth into your meal and having your taste buds tingling with flavor is an experience to be delight in. Certainly, dried herbs might be more appropriate at times, but they are lacking the essential oils of fresh herbs that make flavors come alive. For the sake of your taste buds, why not grow a kitchen herb garden. Even if you don’t have a green thumb and don’t have a vegetable garden, herbs are uncomplicated to cultivate inside and all you need to get going are a few pots, soil, plant food and a bit of water, natural light and care.
When making a kitchen herb garden, you must keep in mind that there are mainly two sorts of herbs – annual and perennial. Both annuals and perennials are ideal for interior herb gardening and a delicious supplement to any recipe.
Annual herbs including dill, cilantro, chervil, basil, marjoram, chamomile and savory have one growing season and then die, however raising them in the house will likely lengthen that timetable somewhat. Perennials that are appropriate for a kitchen herb garden include sage, mint, chives, rosemary, tarragon, lavender and thyme. These types of herbs create new growth each season and the more you snip off to use for cooking, the bigger and better these plants will get.
Because perennials and annuals have dissimilar growing patterns, it may be wise to use different pots for each kind. Therefore, once an annual herb eventually dies or needs to be replaced, you will not be interrupting the well being and progress of a perennial that could produce for many more seasons.
For the beginner, it’s a smart move to avail yourself of seedlings rather than growing your herbs from seed. Many folks find it somewhat tricky to start from seed and become discouraged. Although as soon as they become young plants or seedlings, they are really easy to keep up. You can mix and match several herbs in a single large pot or use smaller single pots and plant the herbs individually. It’s completely up to your own inclinations, however you have to remember that annuals will need to be planted with other annuals and perennials are supposed to be grown separately.
The sort of container is unimportant providing there is a drainage hole at the bottom to keep the dirt from getting saturated. The location of the containers, in contrast, does matter, and you need to have a windowsill or some alternate place to locate your kitchen herb garden where it will receive plenty of sunshine. If you can provide the sunlight and some nurturing, you can soon be using fresh herbs in your next meal and bringing your taste buds alive.