And what better than freshly picked home-grown herbs used to garnish your scrumptious dishes?
Like most things, a little research and some background information can bring success to your growing project. Here is a list of ten herbs that will grow well from seed in the spring season.
Pizza toppings, pesto or omelettes, basil makes a great companion to all dishes. This aromatic heat-loving herb can grow well in the spring season. You can sow the seeds indoors in early spring and transplant them to a sunny spot after the weather becomes warmer or you can sow the basil seeds directly in the garden after the frost has passed, considering the temperature doesn't fall below 10° C. Basil also does well when planted indoors. Grow basil in well-drained soil.
A perennial herb, rosemary is an evergreen shrub that belongs to the mint family. Sow the rosemary seeds directly on the ground in a warm location that receives 4-6 hours of daily sunlight. Rosemary has a lower germination rate as compared to the other herbs, therefore, do not expect all the seeds to germinate. Plant the seeds in well-drained soil and provide a dose of organic fertilizers to help it strive. Rosemary can grow up to 4-5 feet tall. Add this medicinal herb to your dishes and relish it all season long.
This spicy aromatic herb can easily be grown from rosemary seeds during the spring season.
Cilantro, also known as coriander or dhania is commonly used in all Indian dishes. Start your cilantro seeds straight in the ground during early spring. They will germinate as soon as the weather gets a little warm. The germination period can vary from 14-21 days.
Cilantro not only adds colour and fresh flavour to your dishes but also acts as an anti-food poisoning agent.
Read more on how to grow Cilantro/Coriander at home.
One of the easiest to grow in the herb family is the refreshing and automatic mint. It is widely used to add a refreshing flavour to lots of foods and beverages. Don’t just stop at making the plain old lemonade with your peppermint harvest. This refreshing herb works great in cakes, cookies, pies, smoothies and chocolates.
You can sow the peppermint seeds directly into the ground once the soil is warm, around the months of March and April.
Spiky grass-like clumps, chives are mild onion flavoured foliage. They bloom in the spring season and attract beneficial insects. You can start the chive seeds outdoors during the early spring season. Grow chives in rich and well-drained soil. Water the plants frequently and plant in a spot that receives 4-5 hours of direct sunlight.
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Sage is a perennial herb that has a peppery flavour. This herb is used to provide flavour to different stuffings and vegetables. Start the seeds outside once the frost has passed. Plant the sage seeds in a well-drained or loamy soil. Pick a spot that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. Once the plant fully grows, pick the leaves as required.
Widely used in Italian food, Oregano is a perennial herb that is easy to grow. You must have seasoned your pizza or pasta with flavoursome oregano, now you can grow it in your garden from oregano seeds in the spring season. Mist the surface lightly and sow the seeds in loamy soil that drains well. Water your oregano plant occasionally. Once the plant is well established and become six-inch tall, you can start snipping the leaves. Harvest the leaves before the plant blooms to savour the strongest flavoured oregano.
Everyone loves Dill. It grows quickly in the spring soil and offers a unique flavour to your dishes. Plant it outdoor during early spring. Sow dill seeds in rich, light and well-drained soil. The leaves are most flavorful when harvested and used as soon as the flower opens. Plant dill in a sunny spot to help it thrive.
Thyme is an aromatic kitchen herb that is easy to grow from Thyme seeds outdoors. Thyme prefers dry and sandy soil, it requires at least 6 hours of sunlight. It takes a little longer for thyme to sprout in comparison to other herbs, but it is worth the effort and patience.
Last on our list is Lavender, one of the most popular herbs. It is a delightful sight to watch a lavender plant blooming in your garden. Start growing lavender in early spring and water the plant frequently. Place your seedling in full sun to allow proper growth. Once grown, you can enjoy the lavender plant for as long as a year. Grab your batch of lavender seeds here.
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