Have you been doing a lot of cooking over the past few weeks? Many recipes call for herbs, but wouldn’t it be awesome if you could use fresh herbs you’ve grown yourself? These five herbs are perfect garnishes for your dishes and you don’t need a green thumb to grow them!
Chives are one of the easiest herbs to grow indoors as they don’t require much light. Top off your salads, soups, sandwiches, potatoes, and eggs with this herb prior to serving.
Peppermint thrives in shade, but make sure it gets a little bit of light. You can add it to your greek yogurt bowls, make some amazing tea, top off of a salad, or add it to your favorite cocktails.
Parsely is probably the most commonly used herb and once it gets growing, it doesn’t require much maintenance. If you love Middle Eastern cuisine such as bulgar and grape leaves, parsley is a must.
Although it requires six to eight hours of sunlight a day, just place it by a well-lit window and it will thrive. Pizza, pasta, chicken, eggplant, potatoes, seafood—oregano goes with almost everything!
Basil is one of our favorite herbs, but it’s probably the most difficult to grow on this list, especially during the winter months. Now that summer is almost upon us, we’re ready to give it a go. Basil pairs great with olive oil, fruit, tomatoes, cheese, and garlic.