Believing These Herbal Plants Can Make Your Food Mouth-Watering
Every dish gives you the mouth-watering taste when you add a glimpse of fresh herbs, as there are various known herbal plants in India. Alongside this, there is no other way to get fresh herbs than growing them at your home. Here’s a small list of herbs, you can grow in your home and get the most out of your garden.
Doesn’t matter if you have a roomy garden, or a small kitchen balcony or any small open space, you have the opportunity to grow and get fresh herbs. The flavor of fresh herbs adds more taste to your food comparison to prepackaged dry herbs.
Here is a checklist, you can consider when you wish to have your own herb garden.
- Arranging and add pots to your herb garden
Most of the herbs need sunshine so choose a sunny place at your home and it makes sure that herb you get is grown organically.
Now you have to take a container and make sure it has some holes and should have enough space to grow the plants. Alongside this, you can also make use of plastic bottle cutouts, and so forth.
After that, take soil that has 50% ordinary garden soil and 50% homemade compost. You can also use wet kitchen waste like tea leaves, eggshells, vegetable peels, stalks, and so forth. Mix all together and this composted assortment does great for your herbs.
- Care of your herb garden
Light: Most herbs grow in the sunshine, so you can move your plants where you find sunlight. When your herbs have long stems but small leaves then there are chances of not getting light.
Water: Watering the herbs is important, check the soil first before you start watering on them. Don’t overwater, check the moisture of the soil.
Airflow: Grow them in an environment where herbs could get the proper air.
Clipping/Pruning: Sometimes herb plants need clipping, when your herb plants start flowering that means not pruned enough. When you prune more, they grow more.
- Pick your herbs to harvest
List of herbs you can harvest at your home
Every herb has its own taste and scent so you can choose the one that you use frequently while cooking. Here is a small description of herb plants, you can grow in your garden.
You just have to sow coriander seeds in a pot you have chosen and keep it at the place where your plant can get the sunlight. Don’t overwater it and in some time you would find growing tiny short leaves of coriander.
Buy some mint stalks with roots and allow them to grow in a pot, it would take some time to take its roots in the soil. It’s a quite fruitful herb and its leaves are used to prepare chutneys and mouth-watering raita.
- Holy Basil/Tulsi
Tulsi, a sacred herb known since ancient times and grows in almost every Indian home. It’s a plant that needs proper sunlight and water, keep in mind, it should be planted before the monsoon and leave it to grow through the rain and cool weather. Leaves of Tulsi adds zest to your tea and helpful for throat infections, cold, and cough.
Grow lemongrass by rooting it in a jar of water and it is required to change its water every day until it grows 2 inches tall and after that, you can transfer it to a sunny pot and keep it aquatic. Various people make use of lemongrass for the making of tea; alongside can be used to prepare flavored pasta sauce, Thai curries, and marinades.
- Curry leaves/Kadi Patta
Curry leaves need plenty of sunlight so it is required to grow this herb in sunlight. Sow the seeds and later you can cut the stems when they become 3 inches long and the easiest way to plant. It adds flavor and aroma while cooking food.
Simple to grow the plant Ajwain as it doesn’t need much sunlight or water, the leaves of this herb are edible and also used as medicine for tummy upsets. You can also add it to the raita, pinch it on the salads, and get the fresh taste and also when you chew its leaves then work as a mouth freshener.
- Dill/Sowa Bhaji
The Dilli herb plant needs proper sunlight and needs to keep away from the wind and it requires support from the stems and grows successfully in the spring. The herb has some bitter taste and widely used in South Indian cooking and also used to add taste fish, soups, salads, meat, potatoes, etc.
Now you understand how easy it is to grow herbs and have your own herb patch, we have listed a few; however, there is a huge list of herbal plants in India. You won’t need to step out of your home to buy coriander or curry leaves. To sum it up, there is nothing could be so tasteful when you cook food with the herbs grown at your home.