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Herb Gardening

By Allison Burch, September 21, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Allison Burch

Do you dream of snipping your own fresh herbs to use in a recipe? It’s easier than you think and saves money, too! See for yourself in the latest episode of Urban Eco. Host Amy Devers shares a bunch of quick tips on growing and using culinary herbs. Here are a few:

  • Snip just the amount you need from a variety of places on the living plant. The trimming will stimulate consistent growth for a beautiful, long-lasting plant.
  • Tie fresh herbs together in bunches to infuse flavors in soups and stews. This is known as a bouquet garni. Remove the bundle from the pot before serving.
  • If you’re substituting fresh herbs for dried herbs in cooking, use one tablespoon of chopped fresh herbs for each teaspoon of dried herbs called for in a recipe.

What’s your favorite herb to grow and your favorite way to use it?




Les says ...
Hopeing to get insight on different basils.
09/21/2011 4:07:32 PM CDT
cat @ cat's belly fat cure says ...
I need an herb garden. I never thought about planting them togather, the ones that require similar sunlight, that is. What a great idea!
09/21/2011 9:15:40 PM CDT
kara rane says ...
fun* I enjoy growing herbs...& great tip on using old corks for drainage in the pots. thank You.
09/21/2011 10:17:19 PM CDT
Brianne says ...
I really want to grow my own herbs but don't have a a "garden" so do you have any tips on how grow them indoors??
09/22/2011 5:59:10 AM CDT
Joe Montgomery says ...
I just started growing some of my own herbs! They are just starting to sprout now and will hopefully grow up to be big and strong and delicious. Thanks for the tips!
09/22/2011 7:21:13 PM CDT
Aaron Pyka says ...
Great video! We made a product very similar to this concept but with less space and more herbs.
01/27/2012 3:47:19 PM CST