Herbs have been an essential culinary ingredient for thousands of years. They are so versatile that virtually anyone can grow them, indoors or out, all year long. Have you discovered the joy of growing your own herbs at home?
Some herbs like oregano and chives are perennials and as such, it is an excellent addition to your established outdoor perennial garden. Plant them once with very little maintenance required. Other herbs like basil or cilantro are annuals but add an excellent flare and aroma to any garden.
Herbs can be planted in pots (peppermint is especially good for pots because it tends to spread and become invasive). If you want a robust herb garden for your deck, patio, or even your kitchen counter, our Stack and Grow Planter Plus Culinary Herb Kit might be right for you.
Herbs can also be sown directly into the ground, either in in-ground beds or raised beds. Personally, I love to plant chives in the flower beds because of their purple flower ball blooms. I also love the variety of greens mixed with my other flowers and shrubs. Chives, and any herb really, can be planted almost anywhere for easy greenery, blooms, scent, or pest control additions to your gardens.
As you select which herbs to plant, keep in mind what you will use. Is pesto your favorite dish? Make room for basil. Do you love homemade salsa? Perhaps cilantro is the way to go. Fresh herbs are a delicious way to spruce up your everyday cuisine. Just like any homegrown produce, there is nothing like having your own that is grown with your own two hands.