Having an herb garden is an affordable luxury and a great benefit. The world is full of wonderful chefs, that being said, even brilliant chefs have a hard time competing with a meal created from a garden. Imagine what it would be like to have access to more than enough fresh lemon thyme or fennel to smoke a filet of salmon of maybe a pheasant just because that is what you are in the mood for. Maybe your tastes run toward salads, how delicious a meal would be if it was prepared with herbs like chervil or Thai basil. Very few grocery stores or farmer’s markets offer a true variety of herbs that haven’t been touched by processing and chemicals. Truly fresh herbs are grown on your windows sill or in your own yard.
Choosing to cook with fresh herbs adds a richness and depth to your dishes that cannot be obtained via dried, processed herbs.
Out of all the plants out there herbs are the easiest to grow and are ideal for novice gardeners. In a time where the quality of our food supply is in question and that we find our diets over salted and flush with artificial sweeteners, possessing a garden with edible plants presents us with a healthy, viable alternative.
Since this is not a gardening site I won’t be going into the finer points of how to go about growing your own herbs but I will point out that there are countless sources of information available for doing so.
I will remind you that a meal prepared with freshest ingredients that you can find will far surpass anything else you may have made.