The fresh grassiness of a sprinkle of chopped chives over soup, the robust earthy flavor of fresh thyme leaves on roasted vegetables, and the heady aroma of just-picked mint in your tea are just a few of the reasons it’s easy to fall in love with cooking with fresh herbs.
Fresh herbs offer us good looks, great flavor, and intoxicating scents. Luckily, these rewards aren’t limited to those of us with a garden; just a few pots indoors can supply you with a variety of flavor-enhancing culinary herbs all year long.
Cultivating an extensive herb garden is wonderful if you have a yard, but many people don’t have access to an outdoor space. Fortunately, it’s not hard to grow the same herbs indoors, even in a small space. If you’re a novice gardener or don’t have much of a green thumb, growing an indoor culinary herb garden is an easy place to start. Most herbs are sun worshipers, so all you need to get started is a nice, sunny place in your house for them to call home.
Today I’m guest posting for Aimee, the editor of Simple Bites, while she’s away enjoying some fun and sun with her family. I’m sharing some of my tips for creating your own indoor culinary herb garden.
I’ll be addressing the following:
The most commonly used culinary herbs and their characteristics.
Potting your herbs.
How to water your herbs.
How much light do your herbs need?
What are your favorite herbs to use in the kitchen?