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Getting Started

Posted in Kitchen Garden @ Jan 15th 2014 12:46pm - By Chef Express
2013 04 24 19

Having a kitchen garden to can be so rewarding.

You don’t need a lot to get started; a pot, some nice soil and a few seedlings (a bit of a cheat, but easier to get success). Herbs are an awesome basic to start with that you can use every day. Parsley, basil and rosemary are all pretty easy to grow and can be used on a daily basis in so much of your cooking.  Fresh herbs give a great flavour and when you pick it straight off the plant you are capturing all the nutrients they have to offer.

To get the best flavour from parsley chuck it in your sauces last minute, or slice it really finely and throw it over the top when you serve.

On the contrary, basil and rosemary need to be cooked out to calm their intense flavour a little and allow them to infuse.

Picking basil; to encourage growth you need to pick off the whole sprig and not just the leaf.
Picking parsley; likewise with parsley, take the whole sprig. Parsley is pretty hearty and responds well to a good chopping. So use it regularly.

Picking rosemary; cut the stem steam piece (you will need scissors for this one).

Give them regular water, prune them through use (the like to be picked) and have a go cooking with fresh herbs. 

 
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