The difference between an ordinary dish and a classic is always based using only the finest ingredients available. Ask any chef, and they will tell you that fresh herbs make a big difference. When in season, the choice is always to use fresh, rather than dried. For the home gardener, Brenckle’s offers a large variety of herb plants to add to your garden and enhance your meals.
Many people are familiar with growing the standard variety of vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, onions and squash, etc. Fresh vegetables from the garden are one of the true delights of summer and fall, but there is another garden product that is rapidly becoming very popular - growing fresh herbs to be used with your vegetables and other foods.
Several fresh herb plants can be purchased for less than what one bottle of some herbs would cost in a store. Some gardeners intersperse them with other plants and in flower areas, some have a special area in the garden just for herbs, while others grow herbs in pots and planters on a deck, porch or patio. Herbs require minimal effort, but produce major results in terms of harvest and taste. Use you fresh herbs when you can, then pick some extra to dry for use long after the harvest season. Herbs from your garden will always taste better than some that have been sitting in a bottle for months and months.