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My 6 Favourite Herbs That You Can Grow Anywhere

In today's video I share with you my favourite herbs I'm growing in my garden right now, plus the health benefits of these incredibly affordable superfoods.
Jul 17, 2020 | Joy McCarthy

This post and video was so much fun to put together! Back in April, Vienna and I started growing sprouts from seeds and it was a joyous distraction from the uncertainly of this pandemic. This inspired me to start a full-on urban garden on my balcony with tons of herbs, veggies and other non-edible plants!

Fresh herbs

This has been such a fun project with Vienna. Every single day we water our herbs because we get full sun on our balcony all day long. It's fun to get our hands dirty too and amazing for our microbiome! Plus it's a wonderful way to connect with each other (I love teaching Vienna about it) and nature!

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We've been able to take our salad game to a whole new joyous level because we've been adding at least three different herbs in each salad we make.

Adding herbs to your meals is an incredible way to increase the nutritional value of your meal. Herbs are exceptionally high in antioxidants which protect your cells from damage.

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In my video I talk about my favourite 6 herbs I'm using all the time. Before we get to it, an honorable mention goes to dill, I just didn't get any planted in my garden which is why it's not featured in this video but equally delicious and nourishing.

watering plants

Here are some yummy recipes to enjoy fresh herbs in:

Basil

pesto

Mint

Mint Tea

Oregano aka "Mountain Joy"

One of the main ingredients in "Italian seasoning" spice mix making it idea to go with pizza or pasta!

Pizza with Quinoa Crust

Tarragon

This herb goes amazingly well in any chicken dish and it's delightful in scrambled eggs

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Parsley 

The most overlooked herb! Parsley bring so much nutrition and joy to all dishes. Just talking about it here makes me think I need a tabbuleh recipe here.

Rosemary 

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8 Comments
Alexandra Y.   •   July 18, 2020

What a beautiful idea Joy! Can I ask you where you bought the green planter? I haven't seen one like that. Thank you!

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 20, 2020

Helen T   •   July 21, 2020

What a garden on your balcony, Joy! I can imagine all the fragrances from just stepping out. This brought me back to a potted parsley plant I had once, which was fun to care for and eat from. But I actually didn't eat the herb quickly enough, and it ended up withering from later neglect. :( Are herb plants better grown from seeds, or does it matter if potted when purchased? All those amazing antioxidants in herbs...do I get at least some of them from dried herbs? I don't buy fresh herbs much, because I don't use them up in time most of the time before they grow mold pretty quickly in the refrigerator. So I opt for dried herbs as an alternative.

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 23, 2020

Jan   •   July 21, 2020

What's the brand name of the planter box?

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 23, 2020

Anna B.   •   July 24, 2020

I have been growing many herbs too. Are you going to dry yours this fall and how?

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Joy McCarthy   •   July 27, 2020

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