Spring is here and it is time to get those gardens going. One of my favorite things to grow is fresh herbs. Herbs are amazing for making any dish taste amazing and many can improve your health. The choices nearly endless but a few herbs should be a staple in every garden.
Herbs you NEED in your garden this year
Oregano is a staple in every home. It’s rich flavor and amazing ability to boost your immune system makes it the perfect herb for your garden. No Italian dish or homemade chicken soup is complete without oregano. This herb even makes a good filler for your flower beds and can be planted alongside tomatoes.
Basil is another amazing traditional Italian herb. A staple in your favorite pasta and pizza sauces any garden growing fresh tomatoes needs basil. Another great herb to hide in the front yard or nested at the feet of your tomato plants for improved flavor. You will find endless uses for basil in your kitchen from soups to meat, poultry, and egg dishes.
Chives are easy to grow with cute fluffy purple blooms. The light onion flavor makes them handy for egg and potato dishes. The flowers make a great addition to salads.
Mint is great for your garden. Mint makes a great tummy calming tea or flavoring for your lemonade. Mint can flourish in your garden beds or potted. It will quickly spread making it a great ground cover plant.
Lavender is a great herb to grow at home. It looks stunning in large decorative pots and can be used for decoration, skin care, and relaxing tea. When looking to mix your herb garden into your landscaping Lavender is a must. This is great for repelling unwanted bugs as well.
Lemongrass is a great grassy herb to grow in your garden or in pots near outdoor seating areas. Lemongrass is the origin of citronella and repels mosquitoes. This herb can be used in the kitchen as well making it very useful. Lemongrass is useful for pork and chicken dishes as well as homemade dressings and sauces.
Lemon balm is a great herb to grow to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden with its bright blooms. Lemon balm is part of the mint family and can be used for many of the same things as mint. Tea made from lemon balm is great for calming anxiety.
Sage is a great savory herb to grow in your garden perfect for pork and chicken dishes and often used for its purifying qualities. Sage is great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden as well.