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 Monday, March 19th, 2018

May 23, 2009

Herb Gardens

A small herb garden is an essential part of any kitchen. Anyone can have an herb garden with just a little maintenance and care.

Try a kitchen herb garden with the following favorites: sweet basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and chives. These herbs are reasonably easy to grow and just a pinch in a stew or salsa makes a world of difference.

Anyone who has lived in the country will tell you that there is nothing like walking out your front door and picking five mint leaves for tea, a sprig of rosemary to flavor a broth, a twig of thyme for spaghetti sauce or a few basil leaves to put in a sandwich. An organic herb garden can make or break your culinary experience. Because only very small amounts of herbs are needed, an herb garden itself can be small but with huge rewards.

Some herbs like dill, fennel and parsley attract some of the more beneficial insects to your garden. Their low-lying flowers make good homes for the insects that will help your garden to thrive.

Many herbs are attractive to butterflies and bees, and are worth planting in your garden to encourage the fertilization that comes along with these helpful insects. Bees and butterflies especially love clover, hyssop, thyme and sage. Plant these in your flower garden!

Herbs also enjoy a lot of sunlight and little wind. Your herb garden should be in an open place that is still sheltered to the wind and is, of course, close to your kitchen.

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