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.