Start your own herb garden with three herbs (rosemary, thyme, and oregano) you can take from the garden to the grill.
Growing vegetables is challenging. After several yers of dabbling in my very own raised bed, I have even more respect for farmers and the job they do. My vegetable garden, although pretty, produced little and I have to admit, not worth the time or invested money. Can you say FAILURE? Count me a loser.
But this year I’m winning; I’ve turned my raised bed into a rose bed with knockout roses and I’ve also planted an herb garden in a window box underneath my kitchen window. Unlike vegetables, herbs are easy to grow and well worth my time. In today’s post, I ‘m giving you three reasons to start an herb garden, and sharing three herbs that you can take from the garden to the grill.
Reason number one. Did I mention herbs are easy to grow?! They require little space and don’t require a raised bed. They ‘re happy when planted in pots (even the same pot) as long as you keep them in a sunny outdoor spot, like a patio or deck (with 6 hours of sun). Simply water them when they’re dry. As you clip them (to add a myriad of recipes) you’ll be encouraging new growth.
Reason number two. Convenience and value. For the price of a fresh herb in the market, you can buy a plant that will last throughout the summer, providing you with cuttings at your fingertips. The luxury of having herbs handy will make you more likely to use them. No more extra trips back to the market for fresh herbs. No more wilted herbs in your refrigerator. NO MORE WASTE. You’ll enjoy being able to brighten up a salad or entree with pretty green cuttings right from your garden. Growing your own herbs will save you time and money in the long run.
Reason number three. Flavor. Herbs have a BIG impact on culinary creations. Put down the salt shaker. Add fresh herbs to enhance foods without masking the taste of your dish. Be smart about complementing flavors. Tossing in herbs willy nilly to everything doesn’t work. No worries!
Here areThree herbs that will pair nicely with most everything on the grill. Click To Tweetthree herbs I can recommend that will pair nicely with most of your creations from the grill: oregano, thyme and rosemary. Add rosemary to BBQ suace. Add all three to marinades, summer salads and salad dressings, and dishes of Mediterranean cuisine. I hope you’ll grow at least one of these staple herbs. Stay tuned for healthy and delicious BBQ and picnic recipes that take these herbs from the garden to the grill, all summer long.