Herbs

Herb gardening in Ontario allows you to enjoy fresh, delicious herbs all season long. Herbs are simple to grow and can be used in salads, soups, marinades, and desserts. Herbs can also be used to treat a variety of ailments.   When planning an Ontario herb garden, keep soil type, sun exposure, and moisture in mind. Most herbs prefer well-drained soil, full sun, and consistent watering. Parsley and chives can grow in partial shade.

Herbs grown in Ontario include: Basil: The fragrant leaves of this annual herb are used in Italian and Thai cuisine. Thyme: The small leaves of this hardy perennial add flavour to meats, soups, and stews. Rosemary: The needle-like leaves of this herb flavour roasted meats and vegetables. Sage: Season poultry and pork with the fragrant leaves of this hardy perennial. Mint: The fragrant leaves of this fast-growing perennial flavour sweets, drinks, and cocktails. Oregano: The fragrant leaves of this hardy perennial season Italian cuisine, soups, and stews. Parsley: This biennial herb has flat or curly leaves that can be used to garnish and flavour soups and stews. Herbs thrive in containers or the ground and require only watering and pruning. Grow your own herbs in Ontario to save money on store-bought herbs.

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