As summer slowly winds down, time is of the essence to take advantage of being outside and gardening. Whether you enjoy growing vegetables, fruit or herbs, you should be reaping the benefits of your crops by now. Cleaning out garden beds and starting fresh in the spring takes dedication and persistence, but the fruits of your labor all pay off now as you harvest your crops and enjoy them!
There is nothing more rewarding than creating flavorful dishes from your garden; knowing you’ve cultivated and grown the ingredients with your own hands. Kids always enjoy being part of the process too. Planting an herb garden near your kitchen is a great way to encourage you to use herbs or produce from your garden to bring fresh, healthy flavors to your cooking.
You can see below the transformation of my herb garden – starting in the spring before cleaning out the beds and planting all new herbs to now, at their peak!
Want to savor your herbs year-round? Preserve them by tossing a spoonful of chopped herbs into an ice cube tray, add olive oil and freeze! Now you will always have fresh herbs in your dishes – no matter what season.
Here’s the transformation of the herb garden!