I love to garden

There is nothing like the fresh from the garden flavor that spices, herbs and produce brings to a meal.  Last summer I planted a patio planter with basil, thyme and chives and used them all summer and well into the winter when I brought the planter inside.  The sauces smelled of fresh basil and the pork made our mouths water when we put the fresh thyme on the roasting meat.  

Winter is a great time to Plant an indoor herb garden, it is easier than you think.  First you must find the sunniest spot in the house.  Your herbs need lots of light.  After you find that sunny spot and have a shelf or table to set your garden on you will need a container.  There are ready made kits available if you want to purchase it all together, but remember I am a do it yourselfer and love to make things from scratch.  I have chosen to use and old fish tank.  It will have a green house effect with all of the glass for light and walls for holding in the moisture.  Now add in some small rocks for drainage, 3 – 5 in of soil to plant your seeds in.  Make rows for your favorite herbs and plant the seeds or small plants into the soil.  Water lightly, don’t over-water you will drown your plants.  Now sit back and watch them grow.  

Your herbs will be getting leaves on them that you can use in a couple of weeks.  Clip them off, wash them and chop for fresh tasting sauces and dishes.

Take the chance to grow something wonderfully tasty with very little effort.  Mmmm, yummy.



About TheKitchenKoach

A hard working, loving mother of 3 with over 35 years of culinary experience. Dedicated to the art of altering recipes to achieve optimal health benefits and delicious foods to eat. Kris coaches individuals and families in the discipline of effective food preparation. She consults on large scale catering projects, intimate dinner settings, and daily meal planning for families. Her many years in the food industry has equipped her with an arsenal of tips and tricks to make efficient use of the kitchen.
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