Summer is a great time for home owners to host social gatherings with friends and family. Having a backyard setting that includes a garden with homegrown herbs can only add to the joy of eating a meal with your loved ones. Time as a family is enhanced by snipping off the herbs you grew, adding them to your meals and enjoying that garden-fresh flavor.
Whether you are using a design-build contractor or creating a garden on your own, the following are some of the best herbs to grow in your yard this summer:
You can grow basil in the ground or in containers. The leaves of this great culinary herb have a warm, spicy flavor. It can be used in sauces, soups, omelets and salads. Basil is also a great base for pesto and is a remarkable seasoning for poultry, meat and fish.
Rosemary will produce a fantastic flavor, whether it is used fresh or dried. It is a fine complement to red meat, lamb, fish, filet mignon, shellfish and other meat and poultry dishes. This herb also provides exceptional flavoring for potato dishes and vegetables, like onions and carrots. If planted in a pot, it can be moved inside when the weather cools down. The herb tends to dry out between watering and prefers its own space.
Parsley requires plenty of space, a little shade and good soil. In late fall, the herb can be potted and moved inside. For a fantastic flavor, the leaves can be mixed into soups, salads, stews, omelets and casseroles. In addition, parsley can be served fresh as garnish with fish, meat and various onion dishes.
These are just a few of the best herbs you can grow in your backyard this summer. They are the perfect additions to both daily and special-occasion meals. If you need assistance constructing your garden, contact Hidden Creek Landscaping today.