FRESH TASTES BEST Grow an Herb Garden
These versatile varieties are easy to grow and add a pop of f lavor to almost anything.
Stir chopped chives into sauces and soups; whip with butter, cream cheese and dips; or sprinkle on potatoes and omelets. Chives taste like slightly sweet, mild onions. They can grow 10 to 15 inches high and have bright blossoms and leaves.
The ultimate boost for pasta sauces, this herb comes in more than 30 kinds— but sweet basil is the most common. Space plants about a foot apart; they’ll grow
1 to 2 feet high. Pinch off growing tips and blooms as they begin to appear.
This fuzzy textured herb adds bright flavor to pasta, meats and breads
(or you can lightly fry it in a skillet for a fun soup finish). It can grow up to 2½ feet tall and wide, so if you’re pinched for space, one plant should yield plenty.
This aromatic herb is a powerful antioxidant that can reduce the risk of cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
It’s also really delicious when roasted with chicken, fish, pork, potatoes and more. Rosemary plants will grow up to 3 feet high.