Cultivating Culinary Herbs in Your Kitchen

Plants or greenery are classic decorative elements that can be found in most houses. When it comes to decorating the kitchen, culinary herbs are not just popular but practical as well. These are herbs that are commonly used in cooking and add flavor to dishes. Instead of buying them in the grocery on a regular basis, one can simply grow them in the kitchen and enjoy a steady supply of their favorite herbs. Here are some of the herbs that can add beauty and flavor in your kitchen.

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Basil

Basil can add great flavor to your pasta sauces. Fresh basil leaves are also used as toppings or garnish for pasta dishes. Give them lots of sun and warmth to keep them happy, and space them at least 1 foot apart to give enough space for growth. If you want them to appear lush or bushy, then pinch off growing tips and blooms as they appear.

Chives

Chives are some of the most versatile culinary herbs that you can grow in the kitchen. It can add flavor to most soups, sauces, dips, and practically any dish around. It is a good choice for decorating your window sill but you have to trim it on a regular basis so it doesn’t topple over.

Thyme

Thyme is used in seasoning dishes but it is also known as a medicinal herb for respiratory ailments. It has a pleasant scent that is usually released when the leaves are disturbed. You can put it in a pot or place it in your window sill with a 6 to 10 inch ground cover. Avoid watering frequently as too much water reduces the flavor. Frequent trimming can help strengthen the flavor of leaves.

Sage

Sage gives added flavor that complements meat and poultry dishes. This herb comes in three varieties, purple, golden, and tri color. It usually grows up to 1 to 2 feet tall but it needs to get a regular dose of sun to stay healthy. The best time to harvest is before or just after blooming.

These culinary herbs are quite easy to manage. They can be cultivated indoors in small pots or window sills with a good drainage. Going organic is the best way to go but if it becomes necessary to use pesticides or fertilizers then at least make sure that they are labeled for use on edible plants.

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