I’m back from the Great Lakes Trade Exposition and super anxious to get out in the geodesic bio dome where all my winter garden greens are growing. I was so excited to see how well all my organic vegetables were growing. Everything looks (and taste) amazing – especially the herbs! Of course I live streamed my walk out to the geodesic bio dome on this amazing day in Ohio. The scent of the rosemary in the raised bed, new cilantro in a container soaking up the sunshine and chives beginning to fill in with new growth. Today I’m going to share 4 herbs that everyone who enjoys tasty food needs to include in their home and garden.
4 Must Have Herbs for Home Gardens
Rosemary featured in the terra cotta container all the way to the right. This is an fragrant evergreen herb that is great way to flavor chicken, lamb and fish. Rosemary can be difficult to grow from seed so I recommend purchasing a starter plant. I grow mine in containers that can be moved to the greenhouse or indoors for the winter even though it is labeled as a perennial in my zone 5b.
This is the most commonly consumed herb in the United States and is one of the easiest to grow in most any home garden. Parsley is a biennial, flowers in the second year and is easy to grow if given the right conditions. Have patience when growing this plant from seed because it can take a few months before it sprouts. I love using this herbs in my pasta dishes and as an extra to most any salads.
I have a few chive plants in my garden landscape that has been growing for a few years. We enjoy it in salads, soups and sandwiches from the landscape from May till hard frost in November. I recommend purchasing a starter plant from your local garden center. I’ve grown chive from seed but it took some time to get established. The chive plants you find in the nursery will be perfect to start enjoying the day you bring it home!
Thyme is a super herb in my garden. This herb can be grown as a ground cover with only needing to be pruned periodically. I have not had success growing thyme from seed so I suggest purchasing the plant as a starter and watch it grow! I love to use my home grown thyme in my Thanksgiving Turkey and also many stews I create in the winter months.
Back Home in Ohio and Harvesting Parsley
video at : https://youtu.be/74ngEG3tuJM
What are you anxious to grow this spring and summer? Will you be creating an herb garden to use in your meals? Let’s connect and share to inspire one another,