Herbs

Growing herbs is one of the simplest and best ways to improve your home cooking, practice sustainable eating habits, and save money at the same time.  We grow [pictured, from left to right] rosemary, mint, chives, basil, thyme, sage, and [not pictured] cilantro and oregano.  At one point we had some dill and parsley going too.  We use these in countless dishes on an almost daily basis.  The use of fresh herbs brightens the taste of almost any dish, from savory to sweet to salads.  And, by growing your own, you simply pick only what you need.  It’s easier and more economical than dealing with the rest of that huge bunch of grocery-store cilantro after you’ve used a handful in some guacamole.  Growing herbs doesn’t require much outdoor space; you can even grow them in pots.  So go for it!