Herbs - Growing Your Own

Preparation

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The following herbs will thrive in equal parts of soil, sand and peat moss
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With regular feedings of organic or commercial fertilizers. Consult your nursery for more specific advice on choosing and growing herbs.
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Basil:Growing Conditions: Sun. Keep soil mixture barely moist. Pinch tops to encourage compact growth.
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Try It With: Tomatoes, squash, eggplant, fish, goat or mozzarella cheese,
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Lamb, chicken, eggs.
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Great Partners: Garlic, marjoram, oregano, thyme, chives, diff, garlic, mint, parsley.
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Dill:Growing Conditions: Bright light with four hours sun. Slightly moist soil.
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Try It With: Salads, vegetables, chicken soup, fish (especially salmon), cheese, eggs.
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Great Partners: Basil, chervil, chives, garlic, mint, parsley, tarragon.
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Lemon Balm:Growing Conditions: Full sun. Keep moist constantly.
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Try It With: Vegetable and fruit salads, fish, chicken, iced drinks.
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Great Partners: Chervil, chives, fennel, mint, dill, parsley. (NOTE: Lemon balm is easily overpowered).
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Mint:Growing Conditions: Partial shade. Plant in container to prevent uncontrolled growth.
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Try It With: Lamb, veal, fish, peas, mushroons, poultry, cucumbers, yogurt, creamy cheeses.
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Great Partners: Basil, lemon balm, parsley, tarragon.
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Oregano:Growing Conditions: Sun and warmth. Keep barely moist. Harvest often to
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Prevent leggy branches.
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Try It With: Tomatoes, meat, soups, poultry, salads, seafood, Italian or Southwestern dishes.
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Great Partners: Basil, chives, cilantro, garlic, marjoram, mint, parsley,
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Thyme.
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Parsley:Growing Conditions: Full or partial sun. Keep moist, especially during germination. Harvest into winter.
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Try It With: Just about anything.
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Great Partners: All other hers. (Make a dried herb seem fresh by blending it with chopped parsley).
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Rosemary:Growing Conditions: Full sun and warmth; southern exposure. Keep soil slightly moist at all times.
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Try It With: Meat, fish, poultry, potatoes, fruits, marinades, breads, beverages, seafood.
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Sage:Growing Conditions: Sun, preferably southern exposure. Water only when soil is completely dry.
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Try It With: Beans, beverages, bread, fish, pork, veal, poultry, sauces, soups, stews, vegetables.
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Great Partners: Garlic, marjoram, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme.
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Tarragon:Growing Conditions: Sun, humidity. Water only when dry. Trim often.
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Try It With: Chicken, cheese, eggs, fish, veal, potatoes, rice, salads.
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Soups.
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Great Partners: Basil, chervil, dill, fennel, garlic, mint, parsley, thyme.

 



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Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 3:26am

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