5 Herbs for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Rosemary for ThanksgivingRosemary is easy to propagate through cuttings.
Thyme for ThanksgivingThyme is another great turkey seasoning. I mostly use thyme to season meat. It's easy to strip the small evergreen leaves from the stem and mix it together with other herbs to prepare that bird. Thyme is perennial and can be propagated from seed or through layering.
Sage for ThanksgivingSalvia officinalis is related to other salvias and is beautiful in the garden with silver gray foliage but also tastes really nice when implemented in the kitchen. While meatloaf is not the typical Thanksgiving Day meal that's one place we use it frequently around here. It'll work great on your turkey too!
Parsley for ThanksgivingParsley is another great herb for potatoes. A little chopped up parsley freshens up mashed potatoes or can be added to the stuffing (or dressing if you prefer!). Parsley is so versatile that you can add it to almost any dish at Thanksgiving and be pleased with the result! We grew Italian Giant in our garden this year. It's a flat leaf Italian type. Parsley is a biennial that produces foliage the first year and flowers the second. Plant parsley yearly for 2-4 years to ensure a steady supply by allowing the second year plants to go to seed and resow your garden.
Mint for Thanksgivingmint excels! Mints have been used for all kinds of mixed drinks but we use our mint mostly for making delicious sweet tea. Just add a couple chopped tea spoons of mint to a tea ball and drop in in to steep with the tea bag. Mint is a great addition to all kinds of various deserts. We've used our mint to make mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mint is a perennial with a reputation for spreading out of bounds. Plant it in a pot to avoid its propensity for proliferation. You can even bury the pot in the ground in your garden to keep its root runners in check. There are quite a few varieties of mint available but in our garden we grow spearmint, chocolate mint, apple mint, and orange mint. Chocolate mint is by far my favorite!
So what are you planning for your dinner?