4 Herbs Every Cook Should Grow at Home
At Thunder Acres, we love providing a variety of natural farm and garden products to our customers. We have a great selection of seeds and growing products that you can use to grow your very own wheatgrass, milo, cat grass, and more! However, you may have plans to grow other things, such as herbs, and if so, we can provide you with the perfect growing trays to create your own little kitchen garden!
Cilantro is an herb from the leaves of the coriander plant, and is in the parsley family. It often tastes lemony and peppery, and can add wonderful flavor to certain dishes. Cilantro can be used fresh or dried, but keep in mind that some people don’t like the taste of cilantro, due to their ability to detect the aldehydes, which can give off a soap-like taste.
Parsley is a great choice to plant in your growing trays, and you can use it in soups, salads, sauces, and more. It can also be used as a garnish on dinner plates, adding a touch of color to the entree. Parsley is rich in iron and vitamins, so adding it to your cooking throughout the week can have great benefits!
Mint is a must-have for anyone who loves to bake. Mint can be started in your growing trays and then moved to a bigger planter, as certain types (such as spearmint or sweetmint) can often grow very quickly. You can use mint in cocktails and drinks as well, adding the refreshing taste on hot summer days.
Chives are a wonderful addition to any kitchen garden and can be used in a variety of dishes. As a member of the onion family, they can add a wonderful flavor to almost any meal. Chives are also a perennial, so they’ll regrow each year as long as you maintain them properly!
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own indoor garden, or you need somewhere to plant your starter plants for your outside garden, our growing trays are an excellent option for herbs, vegetables, and more. Shop online with Thunder Acres today!