Growing your Own Herb Plants for your Kitchen

simplyoj By simplyoj, 25th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/amyjodhk/
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Cooking your own fresh herbs grown in your backyard or your own pot are more satisfying for your culinary needs. Here are some of the common herb plants you can start with.

Growing your Own Herb Plants for your Kitchen

Whether you live in a house with a backyard or in a flat, planting your own herbs is possible. If there is no available space but the windowsill, herbs can grow in pots instead. This can also beneficial to make the windows attractive and accessible to the kitchen.

What You Need
Seeds
Canvass for good garden stores for seeds with variety of types to choose from. Check the use-by or sell-by date to make sure that the seeds are fresh.

Plug Tray
This is also called “modular tray” where there are individual cells to give enough space for each plant. The plug tray help the plant to grow faster with less stress when transferred to a garden or pot.

Seed Compost
Compost is an important aspect for the plants growth. Having an incorrect compost will make the plant weak and prone to disease.

Perlite
A white volcanic waste sold in bags for covering seeds to prevent from dying due to over-wet from water and likewise prevent the plant from drying out because of heat.

Labels
Always put labels to plug tray or pot for the name of the seed and date when you planted.

Water
After sowing the seeds, water the seeds only when required. Use water spray instead of milk spray.

Getting Started
As a starter, you may choose six different herbs which you likely to use in cooking such as for pasta, dishes, and drinks that can be mixed with herbs like mint herb. It is also advisable to choose the herbs which are not difficult to grow, you may just add later if you want to.

Common Herb Plants
Garlic Chive (Perennial, Herbaceous) - Great for adding to salads and for baked potatoes.

Mint (Perennial, Herbaceous) - Good for ice creams, chocolate mousse, mixed with juice drinks, and tea.

Thyme (Perennial, Evergreen) - This spicy herb is use for salad dressings, marinades, fish, and chicken dishes.

Basil (Annual) - This is common for pasta, bread spreads and pizza.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
25th Nov 2011 (#)

Great advice and very informative. Thank you, simplyoj.

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author avatar M G Singh
25th Nov 2011 (#)

Excellent post. Informative and interesting

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author avatar ittech
4th Dec 2011 (#)

new to me garden in the kitchen means kitchen garden good ideas

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