Cooking more at home? Growing your own DIY herbs garden is a great way to get fresh ingredients for your recipes—plus, it’s fun! Here’s what you need to know to get started, plus a few DIY garden ideas on how to use your herbs to bring home flavors from around the globe.
Let the sun shine
Herbs of all kinds love the sun, so place your herb garden in a south-facing window of your home (if you live in the Northern Hemisphere!) or plant them in a bright spot outside.
Water every 2–3 days
Most herbs do best when watered every few days, allowing the soil to dry out between watering.
Pruning and trimming herbs helps them grow, so don’t hesitate to get cooking. Here are some ideas from around the globe to get you started:
Pickles might come to mind when you think of dill—the seeds of the plant are an important part of dill pickle brine. If you’re not into a canning challenge, try making gurkensalat, a German recipe that combines cucumber and dill in a refreshing salad.