I enjoyed chatting with you on your radio show talking about the best culinary herbs to grow for beginners. I’m taking that 1 step further and sharing what I think are the best ones to grow with limited space - containers!
CULINARY HERBS TO GROW IN CONTAINERS
These herbs thrive on your deck, fire escape, steps or balcony.
Spicy Bush basil has tiny leaves so no need too chop them up to use!
Cut and come again! The flowers of onion chives make a beautiful magenta herbal vinegar.
If you love cilantro, try this low grower. Doesn’t bolt to seed like cilantro. Vietnamese coriander has a delightful spicy flavor.
If you like an upright plant, French or English thyme is your go-to thyme. Lemon thyme is a semi-upright thyme that trails nicely over container rims. Try sautéing summer veggies with a sprinkling of thyme.
This piney tasting herb tolerates droughts. Barbecue rosemary makes a stunning upright specimen and its stems can be used as skewers.
Both Italian and Old Fashioned parsley will give you a long harvest. Cut from the outside in.
With its aggressive nature, this perennial is definitely an herb for containers. Spearmint has a more mild taste than peppermint.
Berggarten sage has plump, large leaves. It is slower to flower than other sages and is a reliable perennial. Wrap a pork tenderloin with sage leaves and prosciutto.
Have an area that is sunny, hot and drive? This is just the right environment for lavender! Muddle lavender in your pitcher of lemonade.