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Growing your own herbs at home is a great way to save money and ensure you always have fresh herbs on hand for all of your favorite recipes. Fresh herbs taste better and are healthier too! Starting your own herb garden at home isn’t as complicated as you might think. Here are some simple steps to get you started:
What to Grow
There are so many options, choosing which herbs to grow can be a
tough decision. Just make sure you don’t take on too many at first! Start out with 3-4 different herbs that you think you will use most often. A quick look though your favorite recipes will help you narrow down your options. Basil, cilantro and parsley are some commonly used herbs you might consider trying first. You can always add to your garden later!
Where to Plant
Now that you’ve decided which herbs you would like to grow,
you need to decide where to plant your little garden. If you want to keep your herbs close at hand when cooking, consider growing your herbs right in your kitchen. If you have an open window sill, all you need are a few little pots or a wooden planter box and you’re good to go. A hanging herb garden is another option that doubles as beautiful kitchen wall decor!
You can also grow your herbs outdoors in your backyard or garden space. A large basket or pot would work well as patio decor, or you can build (or buy) your own raised garden bed or tiered planter.
Time for the fun part! The most rewarding part of growing your own herbs at home is getting to enjoy their fresh, deliciousness in all of your favorite recipes! Not sure where to start? Here are some fun recipes:
Basil – Easy Homemade Pesto from Damn Delicious
Cilantro – Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Coconut Rice from Cooking Classy
Parsley – Garlic and Parsley Butter Chicken with Gnocchi from Jo Cooks
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