We all know and like herbs. Herbs are essential components for flavoring recipes all over the world. Herbs add flavor and uniqueness to recipes. They help to make cooking enjoyable, and eating a pure joy! Herbs make everything smell and taste better. There is a difference between herbs and spices. Herbs are usually fresh or dried leaves and spices are the seeds, roots or flowers. Herbs also have a milder flavor. Herb gardening can be done in a very little area. You can even start your own herb garden. Or you can try growing herbs in a container on your balcony or indoors. Many herbs are good indoor houseplants during winter months.
Fragrant herbs or shrubs grown for ornament in gardens and for sweet aroma when it is dried. Well known all over the world. Dried flowers are used to perfume clothing or linens. Lavender is also used to make diffent oils, aromatic vinegar and lavender water. In this article you can learn how to grow, cultivate and care for lavender.
Evergreen shrub grown mainly for its aromatic leaves which are used in cooking. Plants reach a height of 5 feet. Rosemary is a perfect addition to any herb garden because of its ornamental and culinary features.
Rosemary is one of the easiest plants to grow. In this article you will find out how to grow, cultivate and care for rosemary.
Mint, spearmint, peppermint. It is a perennial plant, grown for its leaves which are used to flavor vinegar, jelly and cooling beverages. It spreads so rapidly that it is likely to become a weed. It is also good to grow in a container. Peppermint and spearmint reaches a height of 12 to 18 inches. It requires little care except fertilizing in spring. Growing, cultivating and caring for mint is very simple.
It is also known as pot marjoram. Oregano is a perennial herb. The plant reaches two feet tall and has oval leaves that are usually used in pizza and many other italian dishes. It is also used in gravies, salads and even tomato juice. Flowers have lilac, pink, purple, or white color. Oregano has also many health benefits. Let's see how we can grow and care for it.
Basil is a popular sweet herb used for flavoring and medicinal purposes. An annual plant which it is very tender and should not be cultivated outdoors until the weather gets warm. Basil is cultivated easily from seeds which can be sown in the garden or started indoors. It also grows well indoors under growing lights. Small flowers are white or purple. Leaves are purple and used fresh or dried in bundles. Let's see how we can grow, cultivate and care for basil.
It is a perennial herb grown as an annual plant for its aromatic seeds and leaves, which are used in cooking. Florence or sweet fennel has large leaves from 3 to 4 inches. It is usually cooked as a vegetable, but the stalks, which have a taste of celery, can also be eaten raw. As the herbs grow rapidly, you can make additional sowings every two weeks. Let's see how we can grow, cultivate and care for fennel.
A biannual herb grown as an annual. Leaves are used for flavoring meat dishes, soups and salads. The curled varieties are used for garnishing. Fern-leaved varieties are used for ornament. Hamburg parlsey is usually for cooking. In this article you can learn how to grow, cultivate and care for parsley.
Watercress is a perennial herb that has different culinary, decorative, and medicinal features. Watercress is a plant that naturally grows in water but can also be grown indoors in a container. This herb has a spicy taste and is used in various dishes. Let's find out how to grow, cultivate and care for watercress.
An annual or biennial herb. Parsley family. It is grown for its aromatic seeds which are used for flavoring confections. The plants grow about 2 feet high, are cultivated in rows about 15 inches apart. It is generally grown from seed sown in early spring. The seed heads ripen in summer. They are dried, then beaten with rods to spearate the seeds. The leaves of cilantro or coriander have a very different taste than the seeds. They are similar to parsley with a citrus flavor.
There are two types of majoran: wild marjoram and sweet marjoram. This is a perennial herb which is usually grown as an annual plant. The leaves are used to flavor meat and fish dishes. Some chefs do not think wild marjoram as useful as sweet marjoram in kitchens.
It's a perennial aromatic herb which leaves are used for seasoning. Tarragon is used in vegetable dishes and soups, cheeses, fish sauces. It's not hard to grow tarragon. Let's see how we can cultivate and care for tarragon.
A perennial plant whose small, slender leaves are used for flavoring salads, stews and soups. Bulbs look like onions. They have a small oval shape. Small round heads have tiny lavender flowers. Leaves and flowers are attractive in appearance. The chives are sometimes used in flower beds. Let's see how we can grow, cultivate and care for chives.
An aromatic and sweet herb of the mint family which is usually grown for seasoning. It can also be used in liqueurs. It reaches 2 feet tall and has tiny flowers in late summer. Leaves have a lemon scent and flavor.
Let's find out how to grow, cultivate and care for lemon balm or melissa.
An annual or biennial herb. Parsley family, grown for its leaves and seeds which are used for flavoring popular dill pickles. Dill leaves are excellent when chopped and used in soups, salads and many other dishes. Dill is also used very often in Europe to flavor cakes and other pastries. Dill vinegar can be prepared by soaking some leaves in vinegar for 3 or 4 days.