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Easy to grow and cook, aromatics can be found anywhere, in the vegetable garden as well as in flower beds or planter boxes.
Zoom in on some essentials such as dill, basil, parsley or even chives and cilantro.
- The top 6 aromatic plants
We like it with sauerkraut and salmon! Thedill needs well-drained soil and sun. It reproduces by seed.
Sow the seeds of basil under shelter in February-March, transplant in the ground in mid-May. Basil likes fertile and light soils, sun and heat. Prune the end so that it branches and does not bloom. Store the leaves in olive oil for winter enjoyment.
Its young onion taste is irresistible! The chive thrives in fertile, cool and drained soils. It reproduces by seed and division of tufts.
The coriander brings an oriental touch to vegetable, meat and salad dishes. Sow it directly in the ground. In summer, water it and protect it from the sun to prevent seed build-up.
Delicious with grilled meats and fish, thetarragon thrives in moist, acidic soil. It reproduces by seed or division of tufts. Cut back the feet in the fall.
Raw or cooked, it is a must in the kitchen. As comfortable in the sun as in partial shade, the parsley likes drained and fertile soils.
The thyme appreciates drained soils and the sun. Grow two to three plants for every four people. It reproduces by seed or summer cuttings. Fold it down in winter.
The mint is the only aromatic with lemon balm and chervil who appreciates partial shade, everyone else needs sun! Be careful, it can become very invasive, if you do not have much room in the garden, it is better to grow it in a pot. It reproduces by division of tufts.
Ideal for spicing up grilled meats, marinades and tomato sauces, the rosemary needs sun and likes dry soils. It reproduces by summer cuttings and seedlings.
Very useful in sauces and herbal teas, sage supports limestone soils. It reproduces by seed and layering and folds down at the end of winter.
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