Growing herbs for culinary use is quite easy. There’s nothing like adding your own fresh herbs to your favorite recipes. It adds an amazing amount of flavor to all of your meals. If you’ve never grown your own herbs, you may be surprised by what a difference there is between cooking with fresh versus dried herbs.
When thinking of herbs and lining them up with your favorite recipes, you may discover that certain ones go with certain regions. For example, Oregano may inspire Italian cooking or just the smell of Cilantro will have you longing for a flavorful Latin dish. Check out the suggestions below for herbs to match to your favorite regional cuisine.
As you’re planning your garden for this season, take a look at your beloved recipes and consider growing your own herbs. Not only will they add color and fragrance all season long, but they’ll also elevate all of your culinary creations. Another bonus of growing your own herbs is that several of the highlighted varieties overlap into multiple cuisines making them versatile too!
— Jenny Biczak