Growing your own food can be very rewarding. There is nothing like going outside and harvesting part of your meal. Serving the fresh fruits and vegetables helps you to know your family is getting wholesome food. Here are some herbs that are easy to grow and come in handy in many recipes.
BASIL Basil is one of the easiest herbs to grow. You can plant it in a small pot to keep in your kitchen window. It can also be grown in an outside garden or greenhouse. There are several varieties of basil to choose from. The most common is Sweet Basil. This is what you get if you buy Basil from a store. Basil is great to use in any Italian or Mexican recipe. It compliments any recipe that uses tomatoes. Other types of Basil include Lemon, Cinnamon, and Greek.
CHIVAS Another valuable kitchen herb is Chives. This herb can be cut up and used in soups. And, no baked potato would be complete without sour cream and chives. You can use Chives fresh or dried. Another variety is called Garlic Chives because it has a strong garlic flavor.
PARSLEY Parsley is incredibly easy to grow. You just have to be patient because the seeds take at least 6 weeks to germinate. It grows well in containers. Parsley can be used as a garnish as well as an ingredient in many dishes. There are several types of Parsley including flat and curly leaf varieties.