Want an interesting and yet useful theme for your kitchen garden? Try growing a Roman Cook's Garden. If you have a sunny area or use a portable container system that can be moved with the sunlight, then this Roman Cook's garden theme would be perfect!
Although not exhaustive, here are 10 easy-to-find herbs that can be grown in a Roman Themed garden.
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Basil is such a delicious flavor, it should come as no surprise that it was used in Roman recipes. Be certain that you grow extra. Basil freezes very well and keeps its heady flavor.
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Perfect for rich dishes, Bay is still used as it was back in Roman times.
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More than a tea herb, mint can be used in many main dishes. Simple to grow, mint should remain in a container to check its enthusiastic growing habit - making it perfect for a container garden.
Start from a well-labeled plant, in order to ensure that your variety is true. Do not allow it to flower near another mint, or it will regrow with a different flavor the next year.
For more uses with Mint:
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Make the most of your garden space, and grow this double duty herb. When young, coriander is known as Cilantro. Allow Cilantro to go to seed and voila'! You have Coriander.
Try growing two beds of Cilantro, one for keeping cut and one to go to seed. That way, you have enough of both flavors.
For more uses with Coriander:
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