4 Best Herbs You Should Grow In Your Kitchen
Nothing brings satisfaction to home cooking like using freshly picked herbs from your own home grown garden. The master chefs of the world all recommend using fresh herbs instead of dry ones, so let’s see what four kitchen herbs are best and easiest to grow–right indoors. Your family and friends will love the fragrance as well!
Coming in different variations, basil is worth growing for it’s aromatic smell alone. You can easily grow basil from seed form, or get ahead of the game by buying it already started at your local grocery or nursery store. They are typically used in salads, pasta sauces and other salsa-based sauces.
Light And Germination From Seed Form
A container with plenty of drainage holes and room for expansion as it grows is best for the basil. Generally doing best in bright sunlight, the soil should be kept moist, well drained but not soggy. Usually, the time for germination from seed form is 5-10 days and it’ll be another 10 days before it’s ready to harvest.
Health Benefits/Nutritional Composition
An excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, copper, vitamin C, calcium, iron, folate and omega-3 fatty acids, it also has medicinal anti-inflammatory properties. Recent research on combating diabetes, heart disease, and high triglyceride and cholesterol levels, makes this a winner in the world of culinary herbs.