What is the easiest herb to grow?
Of all the herbs that are commonly grown for household use, which one is the easiest to cultivate and what is it used for?
Most herbs are very easy to grow, basil and oregeno are my favorite to use, cilantro is also very easy with many uses.
Mint, for making into sauce to serve with lamb; chopped into new potatos or fresh peas.
Coriander is the easiest herb to grow.
What is it used for?
Coriander is widely used in meal preparations. However, it is also a powerful herb which has many health benefits. Commonly known as cilantro, the leafy herb used in most cuisines, the seeds taken from these leaves are known as coriander. Let’s review why coriander is truly an herb for the ages.
Coriander, commonly known as Dhania in the Indian Subcontinent or Cilantro in the Americas and some part of Europe, is an herb which is extensively used around the world as a condiment or as a garnish or as a decoration on the dishes.
Mint for tea and seasoning lamb - This herb grows itself.
- but there are other easy ones that grow themselves year after year (perennials):
Garlic chives - use in place of chives for seasoning soups, eggs, many other things
Sage - for seasoning poultry
Annuals that are easy to grow include:
Basil - just keep snipping off leaves and stems and it regrows, good for seasoning eggs, pasta and more. I once sold several sacks of the leaves by growing it in a 8 x 8 plot to a caterer and made some good money.
Mint, it is virtually impossible not to grow as it spreads like wildfire and is incredibly versatile.
onions, they easily grow. when you forgot to use them you will be surprise of their spout.
Mint. Once you plant mint you can't unplant it, it's like a weed. We grow our mint in a pot so it won't take over the entire yard.
For a short answer my mother would say Mint! It took over her herb planter last summer and it was the only one to survive the winter in the garden last year.
But I myself have found thyme, parsley, lavender and rosemary have taken very well in our small window box, even against welsh weather and lots of rain.
Another vote for mint! It will take over your whole garden if you're not careful.
I find chives to be the easiest for me to grow. They require virtually no care, and come back every year. It's great to be able to snip off some when needed for cooking.
My vote is for basil. It can grow even without a lot of care and it also possesses some medicinal properties in addition to the culinary ones
Fennel and dill are like weeds...be careful where you put them, or they will quickly dominate the area....fennel root can be roasted (kind of like a turnip), and the seeds are great in Italian dishes...dill is great in things like tuna salad or potato salad
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