One of my favorite things about spring and summer is getting to eat fresh fruits and vegetables at just about every meal. Herbs are a great addition to any dish and during the spring and summer seasons, they bring out the wonderful flavors of freshly picked produce.
|Grow any of these five herbs to add outstanding flavor to any spring or summer dish.|
Sherri Harrah of Plants for All Seasons on 249 says that several different herbs can grow in one container together, making it easier for you to maintain them, but you need to maintain other environmental factors to keep them alive.
"Houston is the land of the air conditioner," Harrah says, "and they need the difference between day and night. They need the humidity, and it is too controlled inside."
Herbs also grow quickly outside. Harrah says they're like a haircut: The more you pick the herbs, the faster they grow.
Here are five herbs you can easily plant and take care of all on your own. No need to buy bottles of herbs to season your food.
5. Lemon Garden
Sandra Killough, owner of Bonnie's Greenhouse in Waco, says that she loves to make a lemon garden filled with lemongrass and lemon balm. Not only will these herbs keep mosquitoes off of your garden, but lemon balm is a wonderful lemony green herb that adds a fresh flavor to fish, chicken and vegetables. Lemongrass is a great addition in Thai cuisine or other Asian dishes.More »