The Kitchen Herb Garden Collection of Herbs are terrific plants to have in the garden. Varieties such as oregano and dill can be helpful in repelling many harmful garden pests. Our Kitchen Herb Planting Menu includes 6 popular and useful culinary herbs.
Herbs are terrific plants to have in the garden. Varieties such as oregano and dill can be helpful in repelling many harmful garden pests. Our Kitchen Herb Planting Menu includes 6 popular and useful culinary herbs.
Dill, a perennial herb in the parsley family, has been used since ancient times. Growing from 1 to 2 feet in height, the finely divided, feathery leaves are threadlike in appearance. The yellow umbrella-shaped flower heads feature dozens of tiny yellow flowers and are up to 8 inches across. The flattened seeds have prominent ribs.
Bouquet Dill is a compact plant with larger seed heads and leaves than the common strain.
Cilantro, also called Chinese Parsley, is an annual herb native to southern Europe, North Africa and West Asia. Like Italian parsley, the scalloped leaves are broad, shiny, and flat. The dried seeds are globular, about 1/8 inch in diameter, and known as coriander.
Cilantro/coriander found its way to the Americas by Spanish conquistadors who brought it to Mexico where it is now common in the local cuisine.
Italian parsley is a glossy flat-leaf variety that is considered the most flavorful parsley, and is called for in many gourmet recipes. It is excellent for seasoning, with a stronger flavor than many curly types.
Chervil is a delicate annual herb related to parsley, whose leaves it closely resembles. It grows to a height of 2 feet on wiry stems. The tiny loose clusters of white flowers turn into small seeds about 1/8 inch long.
I call this classic Italian heirloom the ‘Gerry Bruckheimer’ of Basil because it’s such a huge producer. You’ll get bunches of continuous aromatic leaves bursting with sweet, liquoricy flavor.
Genovese has a high leaf to stem ratio and grows 14”-20” tall. It’s slow to bolt, and you can snip the flowers off to extend the harvest period
Oregano is a hardy plant that requires little maintenance. It is an important herb in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine, and is also important as a companion plant for deterring pests in the home vegetable garden.