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    gatorsmom is offline Pink Diamond level (15,000+ posts)
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    Default Your favorite easy-to-grow kitchen garden herbs..

    My girls crafting club is making kitchen herb gardens next month. There should be room in the planters for 3 herbs. I’d like to pick ones that are pretty easy to grow in the kitchen and are herbs they’ll use. What herbs would you like growing in your kitchen?
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    Basil is my top choice - it grows easily and I use it in cooking all the time. I'm not sure how it does in a small container though - I usually grow it in bigger containers. I'd probably pick rosemary and thyme as my next two choices. All three grow easily, but I've never grown any from seed so I do have to caveat that I don't know if they're considered "easy" to start from seed!

    I actually usually I get my basil by buying one of those potted basils from the produce section of the grocery store. I'll divide it into several sections and put it into pots and it's always done great for me. It's usually cheaper than buying it at the garden store! With basil, it's also very easy to take a stem of basil, and put it in water in a small container for a week or so, and the stem will grow roots and then you can plant it in soil.
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    Basil for sure. Parsley next.


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    I keep a basil hydroponic plant so I have basil for recipes--especially helpful for caprese salad. I would love cilantro because so many recipes call for it. As for a third herb, I would probably choose chives or parsley.

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    Mint is a fun one too. As long as you keep it in a pot and not plant it in the ground. It spreads and is hard to get rid of.
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    Basil and cilantro

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    I agree with basil and parsely. Cilantro is really hard to grow and keep growing. It goes to seed so fast and then dies out.

    Thyme is really easy to grow and I use it in a lot of recipes. Plus, there are lots of Thyme plant varieties and some are really cute. Rosemary and sage are also easy to grow and the plants look interesting.

    You could also do something like aloe vera, which is easy and can be helpful with cooking burns.

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