I have found success with growing my herbs in old planter boxes right outside my kitchen window. When I am cooking I don’t want to walk up to my garden (lazy, I know!), so I like to have my herb pots right outside my back door. This way I can send the kids out for a few sprigs of this, and a few bunches of that, and voila!–dinner is done 🙂
Dill Weed–easy to grow and use in several recipes. Fresh dill in a homemade potato salad makes a wonderful addition! You can also chop your fresh dill and dry for later use throughout the year.
Fresh parsley…this is a must! It grows like wild fire and is so pretty to use in your cooking as well as a garnish. I am not one to fuss over how my food looks, but it is funny how a few sprigs of fresh parsley make any boring week-night meal look gourmet. Parsley also is easy to chop up for later, dry and store for later use. I use fresh parsley in our Beach Street Lemon Linguine for a quick dish that uses LOTS of fresh parsley..so much less expensive than buying it at the store.Cilantro..my personal favorite. I know cilantro is cheap to buy at the store, but if you are like me, I use a few tablespoons and then within a day I have slimy old cilantro that is unusable. I planted this cilantro only a few weeks ago from seed and I have been shocked at how well it has taken off (this picture was a few days ago, the pot is now full on all sides). It is so fun to go out and snip off a few bunches of cilantro and throw in salads, dressings and to use in my favorite Mexican dishes. Love it!!
Do you have a favorite herb you grow? I would love to have some new ideas.