While the Sugar Maple Tree isn’t exactly a herb, its sweet syrup is a staple feature of every New England spring. Maple trees can be planted on your property, but often you’ll find them already in abundance in wooded areas. Tapping and processing their sap will give you fresh, home made maple syrup.
Turmeric’s flavor is most commonly compared to mustard, its growing style is the same as ginger. Though it won’t survive a cold winter, it can be grown indoors in a greenhouse year-round, or outside anywhere that temperatures don’t fall below 65 degrees for most of the year.
A tasty herb to add to a kitchen garden with some unexpected health benefits, tarragon is certainly something to consider when putting together your garden. Tarragon is closely related to sunflowers and this can be seen in its happy yellow flowers when left to blossom.
If I were to venture a guess, I’d say that lavender is one of the most well known and admired herbs. It can be more picky to grow than some of the other herbs which we’ve covered in this series, but it’s still an easy keeper and its benefits are countless.
If I were to name the one herb that I use most frequently in my recipes, it would be rosemary. It pairs so well with so many of my favorite foods, and it’s easy to start and grow.
You might not think of garlic as your typical herb, but with all of its benefits and its hardy qualities, it can be included in the medicinal garden of any aspiring herbalist. With minimal effort you can get enough garlic back from your garden to cook for the rest of the year, and the inclusion […]