Expert Advice on Planting, Pruning, and Getting the Most Out of Herbs

Expert Advice on Planting, Pruning, and Getting the Most Out of Herbs

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 20, 2012

A little while back during Reader Request Week, we had several folks ask about herbs. "How should I be pruning them?" "How do I plant them?" "How can I get the most out of them so there's plenty to cook with?" We went straight to the source with Tara Heibel from Sprout Home in Chicago to get our facts straight. Here's a video from Tara speaking directly to you, our Kitchn readers, with her best tips on getting the most out of your herbs.

It's no secret that fresh herbs are one of the quickest ways to dress up a dish and make it sing. It's even better when they come from your own garden instead of paying grocery store prices. Taking care of them isn't as tricky as you might think when you follow these pointers and they'll keep producing for you all through the summer season and even into fall. Happy growing!

Do you have a question for Tara? She's ready and waiting! Let us know in the comments below!

WHO IS TARA HEIBEL? In 2003 Tara put her passions to work for herself and opened a floral and landscape-design business in Chicago known as Sprout Home. Since, she's opened a location in Brooklyn and has made it her mission to spread the word and prove that modern home decor, plants and gardening can all exist in the same space. Her record collection and love of coffee is only exceeded by her knowledge and love for plants, indoors and out.

More Information About Herbs From The Kitchn:
The Best Way to Measure Fresh Herbs
Recipe Roundup: 20 Summer Cocktails with Fresh Herbs
Tips: Three Ways To Preserve Fresh Herbs

(Image: Sprout Home via You Tube)

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