Gourmet herbs: tasty, attractive and easy to grow

  • By Dean Fosdick, Associated Press
  • Friday, May 30, 2014 12:35pm
  • Life

Grow your own culinary herbs for low-cost accents for your meals and your table, as the blooms make fragrant centerpieces.

They’re easy to grow from a plant or seed, according to Burpee chairman George Ball. Burpee’s Pinnacle Herbs line includes 50-plus varieties.

Extend the harvest by pinching back the plants often to keep them from flowering, Ball said.

Taste a little leaf at the nursery if you’re undecided about which plant is for you. See www.culinary herbguide.com for more on growing and cooking with herbs.

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