Cookingsessions.com host Jason Hill shows you the basics of building an herb garden.
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If you like cooking with fresh herbs then I recommend going in herb garden. It’s not only convenient. It’s going to save you a little bit of money. I'm very far from having a green thumb and that’s why I like growing herbs. They're very hearty and very little care. This little area that I choose from my herb garden is about six square feet. I've got little bubbler in here that comes on about 10 minutes each day and as you can see everything in here is thriving and about the only really care I have to do is every now and then I have to come out here and cut off the flowers but they're edible too.
You can always start planting a garden by seed but I prefer a container planting because you get quick results. Here in my garden, I have some chives which are related to a leek and onions and they have a mild onion flavor that I love to put in my scrambled eggs, have some mint here, drop a leaf and get some ice tea, basil which is a key Mediterranean ingredient and also for pesto and then thyme.
As you can see I have a lot of thyme in here. It pretty much takes over and I used this for most chicken, turkey, stuffing, soups, and garnish. And look at this tarragon, it comes back year after year. This goes great of course in your Brunei sauce, poultries, seafood dishes and even eggs. I have some oregano and this is a great ingredient for your tomato sauces. Mostly herbs are used to enhance vegetables, sauces, soups and we’re using fresh herbs. A lot of time you want to add them at the end of cooking process. Right now I'm going to plant some rosemary which is great for roasted chicken, roasted potatoes and even as a garnish. Thanks for tubing in.