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6 easy herbs you can grow at home

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 11:00AM Thursday April 18, 2013
under Money Saving Tips

Stepping into my kitchen is always fun, as I pass the pots of green filled with fragrant smells and beautiful leaves ready to be plucked and added to soups, stews, breads or whatever else I take a fancy to. 

Fresh herbs in the kitchen are a delight, and they are actually pretty easy to grow. With Spring arriving, many of you out there are wanting to get some gardening done. The sad truth is that most people will start to garden, and then end up failing because they take on too much right off the bat. 

An easy way to start gardening is to just begin by growing some indoor herbs. Here are some of my favorite herbs to grow, that are also very easy to grow.

1. Pineapple Sage. This easy-to-grow sage plant smells of heavenly pineapple. It's perfect for soups, stews and Italian dishes, but I'm particularly a fan of just smelling its beautiful aroma on a daily basis. 

2. Cilantro. This plant is so hearty, that it's pretty near impossible to kill. So if you have a thumb that is nowhere near a shade of green, then this should make you happy. Cilantro is great for when you're wanting to add a little bit of oomph to Mexican night. 

3. Basil.
Basil really is an easy plant to grow. Just make sure to water it regularly and don't let it get too hot. It's fun to add to Italian dishes, and especially to place the full leaves on a pizza! Yum! 

4. Fennel. I'm such a fan of fennel. It has that slight licorice flavor that's just marvelous, and is especially nice in my juices. Fennel is a great herb for upset stomachs, and is nice to have on hand for this reason.

5. Mint. Mint is a great herb to have for teas. It's sometimes used as a mild headache reliever, and also as a natural breath freshener. Mint is very hearty and will grow like crazy as long as you remember to water it (that's the trick, right?). 

6. Rosemary. This plant will turn into a huge bush if you let it. It's super hearty, easy to grow and always wonderful to have on hand. 

Herbs can be a lot of fun, and super easy to grow in your very own kitchen. What are some of your favorite herbs to grow?

Crystal Collins is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog at TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: Savings.com)