You'll find these herbs readily available at your local grocery store, but they are easy to grow in your home herb garden or in pots on a patio, deck or terrace. I've been growing these herbs for several years in pots on my deck. That keeps them handy for watering, they provide texture and greenery, they smell great whenever I brush against them and they are handy for snipping and adding to recipes.
|Chives Growing In My Garden|
How do you use chives? Snipped and mixed with sour cream, chives transform a simple baked potato.
Mix chives with cream cheese or some fresh ricotta cheese and you'll have a quick spread for crackers. Add chives to soups, salads, anything.
|Rosemary Wintering Over Indoors|
Rosemary does very well in pots, especially terra cotta pots. That's because rosemary likes its soil to get a little dry between watering and terra cotta is particularly good for this.
You can bring your rosemary indoors during the cold weather months. That is what I have done with the plant you see in the picture.
Use rosemary in marinades, soups and stews and roast chicken. The woody stems make terrific skewers for kabobs on your grill. A little rosemary goes a long way.
|Flat Leaf Italian Parsley|
You can add the parsley leaves to a salad for extra flavor or add chopped parsley to a simple vinaigrette for added pizazz.
|A New Basil Plant|
An abundant basil plant ensures plenty of basil for pesto that can be frozen and used throughout the fall and winter months.
There's nothing better than caprese salad with tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and basil!
Be sure you plant mint in a pot. It grows profusely when planted in a garden. It sends out shoots and grows and grows. If not contained you'll have mint growing everywhere! Keep it by your back door and relish the aroma when you brush by it as you go in and out the door.
Are you planting a garden this year? Plant these five popular herbs this season for added flavor in all your summer cooking. They are easy to grow, require very little care and will reward you over and over again.