Saturday, March 21, 2009

Love to Cook? Then Grow Fresh Herbs!

If you love to cook homemade meals, then you know about the benefits of using fresh herbs. Herbs can give meat and vegetables a taste that your family will love and therefore eat!

Not everyone has room for a kitchen garden or even planters on the patio. You don't need a garden to grow your own herbs though, potted herbs do very well as long as you have a window that gets a few hours of sun per day. Use the largest pot you have room for and choose 3 or 4 herbs that you like to cook with the most. Make sure you purchase top quality potting soil and that the container has a drain hole.

This pretty pot contains sage, rosemary and thyme, 3 of the most useful herbs to cook with. All you need to do is snip off a branch or two, wash and chop to the size you need. If after a year or so your plants look less than healthy, remove them and replace with new ones. With the price of fresh herbs in the grocery stores, it would pay to grow your own and you'll benefit from all that fresh taste!

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