Container Gardens for Chefs

by Anna P. | October 25th, 2012 | Container Gardening

basilLove gardening and cooking? Combine your two hobbies to simplify your life, and start a container garden that is sure to please any discriminating chef.  Here is a list you may want to consider.

Basil is a popular herb that’s used in a lot of Italian-based dishes like pasta sauces, pestos, pizzas, soups, and more. This flavorful herb is relatively easy to grow. Start your garden with two varieties like napolitano basil and spicy bush basil to maximize your garden’s potential.

Mint is another popular herb that’s used in many different dishes and beverages. You can use mint for meats, salads, seafood, sauces, and more. You can also use it to garnish soups, desserts, and milkshakes. Keep your container of mint on a windowsill in the kitchen, and you’ll be  ready for anything!

Sage is a wonderful herb that adds a lot of flavor to savory dishes. You can use sage for a large variety of meals including lamb, beef, chicken, eggs, beans, and so much more.  There are over 900 different varieties of sage, but each plant has a lot of flavor, so no matter which one you chose, you can’t go wrong.

Thyme is another flavorful herb that’s used in many popular dishes. Although this delicious, green herb is a member of the mint family, it’s usually used exclusively for savory dishes like soup, stuffing, curry, sauces, and meat dishes. Choose your plant from a wide variety of species like lemon thyme, English thyme, and Golden lemon thyme. Each type offers a different variation of flavor. Lemon thyme has a hint of lemon flavor, English thyme is the traditional flavor, and Golden lemon thyme has a citrus-like flavor that’s perfect for adding a flavorful flair to all dishes.

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