Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Top Five Herbs for the Garden

The summer garden is perfect for growing fresh herbs.    You can start your herbs from seeds, but I like the ease of planting herbs already growing in small  pots from the nursery.  Unless you are very busy in the kitchen a pot or two of each herb will be enough for your cooking needs.


Flat Leaf Parsely
My favorite five herbs to grow in the garden are basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and flat leaf (Italian) parsley.  They like full sun (at least six hours) and medium amounts of water.  Using these herbs will encourage growth.  When the basil gets large, I often pinch a stem, place in water to root and soon have another plant to grow in the garden.


Laguna Dirt said...

the perfect mix of herbs! i have some small plants but need to sink them in the ground!

ZZ said...

Thank you so much for the instructions and suggestions for taking care of these particular herbs. I appreciate that!

Kirsten said...

I still haven't taken the plunge on a garden yet... but maybe I can get some herbs growing in pots this summer! I'm sick of buying "fresh" herbs from the grocery store. Thanks for the info, I'm know what herbs I'll start with. :)

earlysnowdrop said...

Definitely try the herbs. I love having them right there when I am cooking.

And take a little plunge on the garden. It is not that hard and the rewards are amazing.

Pomaika`i said...

All good choices for homegrown herbs - I would add cilantro and sage, as they are so easy to grow, too. I have huge clumps of rosemary, both the trailing type and the upright type, whose branches make terrific skewers for BBQ. Yum!

earlysnowdrop said...

I's a favorite in California.

Funny you should mention the BBQ skewers from rosemary. I was at the nursery yesterday and Monrovia has a plant, Rosmarinus officinalis 'Barbeque', which is just for this purpose! Also, I've been preparing photos for a posting about the versatility of rosemary. Stop back and I'll probably have it posted within the week.


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