Growing herbs is not rocket science. You can grow them from seeds or buy pre-planted herbs and just replant them at home in your own flower boxes.
1) CHIVES (Allium schoenoprasum)
Chives are popular mainly thanks to their high vitamin and mineral content, namely vitamin B2, vitamin C, calcium and potassium. They have been traditionally used in Europe to boost the appetite and improve digestion.
They have a very pleasant, onion-like aroma which is a perfect match for something as simple as bread with butter, cottage cheese or various spreads, for example. They taste great in salads and create a harmony of flavors in egg or mushroom recipes, too. They cannot be dried, but they will retain their properties well when frozen.
2) DILL (Anethum graveolens)
This herb has been used in Europe since ancient times after the Romans first brought there it from Egypt. It is valued for its high content of vitamin C, A, essential oils, calcium, phosphorus and many other minerals.
Dill was long considered an important healing herb, helping against insomnia, stomach aches or kidney problems. Women also used it frequently – even today some village women chew dill seeds to gain fresh-smelling breath, or they bathe their hands in dill baths to strengthen their nails.
In a dish, dill is perfect for cream sauces, pickled vegetables and fish. It can also be found in gourmet foods like gravlax (a Scandinavian dish consisting of raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar and dill).
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