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November 20, 2010 by The Gardener Filed under Herbs
I’m moving to Iowa and am going to start a garden adn love to cook all kinds of food. What is some good herbs to grow so i can cook with them?
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I love lemon basil. It’s easy to grow (mine is in a pot, but it does well in the ground too), and I use it in chicken dishes, sometimes in salads, fish, etc. I also love oregano. Also easy to grow and tastes good in anything with tomatoes.
sage, rosemary, parsley, mint, garlic, cilantro, chives, bay/laurel, onions, all will grow well in Iowa in summer.
Hm…well, I don’t know what will thrive in Iowa (I’m in upstate NY), but I usually grow basil, oregano, sage, coriander, and chives. Basil and oregano are good in sauces, soups, and Italian food; sage is good for poultry and stuffing; coriander is mostly used in sausage and things like that; chives are good in almost anything: a buttery sauce, soup, dip for chips, or in the cream cheese for bagels. Oh, and also mint: it makes a good tea, and has a lot of other uses.
Thyme, chives, oregeno.
Basil, thyme, oregano, cilantro, parsley, rosemary
basil is very popular. also fresh mint is good for tea and desserts the fragrance is also good. chives add a subtle but good flavor to dishes and they are very easy to grow so thats a bonus.
I have the best luck with Basil (cinnamon basil & sweet basil!) I bought some already sprouted from the store and I’ve done from seed. Either works fine but for first time gardeners I’d get it from the store. I’ve also had lots of luck with Thyme, chives and different mints! Let them grow and grow and grow, just pinch off what you need when you need it! Avoid leaves from branches that have flowers or are blooming because they can be bitter. Pinch back frequently even if you’re not using it to cook at the time because it encourages the plant to get bigger and bushier!
Stay away from “Ornamentals”, they don’t have the same qualities and they are solely for looking at and not tasting!
I live in NC and grow oregano, sage, 2 kinds of basil, 2 kinds of parsley, rosemary, cilantro, (which when it seeds it turns into corriander, and terragon (good with fish dishes), I harvest it often and put some in small snack baggies and keep and give away. I have them planted some in my garden and some in pots where I can reach out and just grab when I need some. Good luck.
mint, rosemarry, um i think any herd you want to grow you can just plant them in posts and put them on a window sill and you can grow almost anything
Rosemary and oregano, definitely. There are mulitple uses for those two. And they are perennials. I also have chives, thyme, parsley and dill.
If you plant mint, do it in a container. It will take over if you plant it in the ground. It’s like kudzu, out of control!
My favorites are parsley, thyme and basil.
I often cut off a few sprigs of thyme and add them to a pot of soup or stew, it is wonderful, basil leaves are great served under cooked scrambled eggs or omelet. Nothing is better than new potatoes with butter and chopped parsley.
Best to start with a few you know since you will have more fun then, experimenting with cooking, growing, bugs, rabbits, etc.
Some herbs are perennial, some are more tender annuals (which you can bring indoors during the winters).
Start with some favorite recipes or challenge yourself with some new ones. The internet has many recipe sites for each herb. Try the one for basil below…
This is both an Art and a Science so enjoy it, and do some research, try some experiments, and on and on.
BW: Fresh herbs cannot be beat for taste….
The easy ones are Tarragon, Cilantro, Parsley and. Sage. Thyme and Rosemary can be a little more difficult,Basil is a must herb to grow. Use all of them f resh or dried. They will thrive in average soil with little watering and require very little maintenance
Oregano basil, thyme, garlic.
Basil, Try A Few Kinds, They Are All Very Different…Oregano Is Wonderful, But Be Careful It Can Be Invasive.
Tyme, Rosemary And Parsley Are All Nice To Watch Grow, And A Glee To Cook With. I Don’t Like Dill, But Lots Of Folks Do, So You Could Try That Too!
Have A Blast…Potting Them Instead Of Putting Them In The Ground Is Nice, Cuz You Can Keep Them Indoors During The Winter!
rosemary, flat leaf parsley, thyme, oregano & basil
Have a look at the website http://www.enjoyherbs.com …. it is all about the culinary herbs with info on cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses
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