We all love food. Don’t we? There are many people who are quite specific about their taste buds and cannot afford any change in the food’s taste. Herbs and spices play a pivotal role in adding to the taste of food. There are many dried herbs available in market for adding up to the taste of your cooked food. On the other hand, there are many people who believe in the fresh taste of herbs and have their own grown herbs in kitchen garden. No matter if it’s used in garnishing or as an actual food ingredient, herb is a must-to-have thing in your meal.
There are a lot of people who love gardening and specifically look for the residential or commercial property for sale that offers a good space for kitchen gardening.
Comparison of dried herbs with fresh ones shows that fresh herbs are a bit more expensive and may not be available all the times you look for them. Through attention and time, you can grow them in a better way in your kitchen garden. You can easily buy seeds of any herb with a good germination power. There are also indoor and outdoor fertilizers available that can be added to herb pots to grow your herbs.
Below are listed top 5 herbs that can be easily grown in your kitchen garden:
Oregano is one of the most liked and preferred food herbs that has a spicy and bitter taste that brings out the best test when mixed with vegetables. It’s super-easy to grow and recommended for those who are going for the first-time gardening. Oregano thrives well in indoor conditions and its germination takes up to 2 weeks. You get the desired results within 13 weeks and it becomes ready to harvest.
Parsley is another herb that is cultivated in abundance. It adds up a lot to the flavor of the meal and is treated both as a spice and a vegetable. Tasting mildly bitter, it helps in attaining balance in spicy dishes and is a perfect stimulator for appetite, helping you with your digestion and body metabolism. It takes almost a month for germination and becomes ready to harvest within 10 weeks.
Basil is an easy-to-grow herb that grows in warm weather without any trouble. It’s available in different types, the most common of which is the sweet basil. It is well-known for its strong and sweet aroma and offers and easy germination of 5 to 10 days. Basil becomes easy to harvest within 3.5 months.
Coriander is not only an essential herb in Indian cuisine, you’ll find its use also in Mexican, Moroccan and Thai meals. It has a lemony and fresh aroma and is used to enhance the flavor of food and to make the foods easy to be digested. It contains various antioxidants and minerals, that make it a preferred choice for improving personal health. Coriander germinates in 7 to 10 days and becomes ready to harvest within 2 months.
It comes with a sharp flavor and has a piney aroma. Rosemary offers a better taste and aroma when it is used in dried form. It can enhance the strong flavor of food. Therefore, caution is recommended during
its usage. Rosemary germinates within 2 weeks and can be harvested after 14 weeks.
Having your own kitchen garden can thus save you from the hassle of taking out time for going to market and buying specific herbs for your daily meal.
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