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Spice Up Your Garden

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If you love cooking and experimenting with spices, listen up! Did you know that now is the perfect time to start planting herbs in your garden? Variety is the spice of life, so why not add some flavor to your daily meals with these herbs and spices that are easy to grow, and fun to eat! 

 

 

 

Bay Leaf 

Bay leaves are a shrubby and hardy plant that make great additions to any dish whether they are dried or fresh! This plant does best in a pot, so keep it outside in good weather, and bring them inside during the winter. 

Rosemary

Fragrant and delicious in savory dishes, rosemary grows best in the sun. Be sure to give your rosemary bush plenty of room to grow because it has a tendency to sprout fast! Perfect for soups, stews, casseroles, and most meats, the scent alone will inspire you to try them all!

Oregano

Sometimes dubbed “the pizza seasoning,” oregano is a garden must for anyone who has a love for Italian cooking! Like rosemary, this is another herb that loves to soak up the sun. Try adding it to a homemade pizza for a scrumptious family dinner!

Lavender

Destress, relax, and unwind with a never-ending supply of lavender. Add some to your favorite tea or your nightly bath and let the soothing scent calm you. 

Sage

Sage is a great addition to most savory dishes, and it’s greyish green leaves and seasonal flowers will add a pop of color and texture to your garden! A perennial bloom, this plant also makes a great addition to your garden’s border. 

Jalapeno Peppers

Did you know that jalapenos are one of the easiest and most flavorful peppers to grow? Plus, they only take 75 days to reach maturity! Pick them when they’re green if you want the strongest heat, or wait until they are red for a more mild flavor.

 

There’s nothing worse than when you’re starting to prepare a meal and you realize that you’re out of your favorite spice. But, if you incorporate your favorite flavors into your garden, you’ll never have that problem again! For tips and additional herb inspiration, check out the Farmers’ Almanac list of growing guides. Happy planting!