Above ground herb gardens are perfect for anyone that likes to have fresh herbs readily available to them whenever they need them. Fresh herbs are an excellent compliment and delicious taste enhancer to just about any dish that you could prepare in your own backyard. By utilizing a nice assortment of above ground herb gardens, you can be able to add fresh herbs right in your very own backyard or even by utilizing beautiful decorative planters to display a nice assortment of herbs in your outdoor patio.
If you love to barbecue and cooking outdoors, you will find that having fresh herbs in your backyard is a fabulous addition to any type of outdoor cooking. If you like to grill, toss some herbs in with your meat and veggies for a wonderful smokey flavor. If you like to soups, try tossing some fresh herbs around for a tangy flavor that will knock your meal off of course!
I am a huge fan of outdoor grilling. When summer comes around I really enjoy sitting in my patio area and cooking up some burgers, hot dogs or even a grilled cheese sandwich. The nice thing about my gas grill is that the charcoal that it uses burns pretty clean so there is no lingering mess from using charcoal on a gas grill. This is also ideal if you have a charcoal grill that will need to be turned off before the fall season hits.
Many grills today are built with aluminum construction. While these types of grills certainly work well, they are not as appealing as the more expensive charcoal grills. If you are more interested in having a nice looking outdoor fireplace then I would suggest a stainless steel gas grill. Stainless steel grills are also very easy to keep clean and look great.
Another popular type of outdoor grilling is pellet grills. You can find these at many chain grocery stores and home improvement stores. I have used pellet grills at local chain grocery stores as well as buying them online. There are pros and cons to both methods. With pellet grills you will need to periodically check and refill your oil and other liquid solutions to prevent burning.
If you are interested in having a backyard grilling party, I would recommend renting a smoker. It is a lot more fun to sit around a campfire with your friends and smoking some delicious hot dogs and hamburgers. These smokers also provide an excellent source of fresh herbs to use in your next barbecue!
If you are interested in backyard grilling but do not have a grill, I would suggest purchasing a propane or charcoal grill. I know that I still enjoy cooking over the open flame. While there are both good and bad things about charcoal grills, I personally do not care. I prefer the atmosphere to be just right. If you are looking for a more permanent home solution, I would suggest purchasing a gas grill. Gas grills allow you to cook much more than charcoal grills, and they are more convenient.
My favorite grilling technique is a vertical fire. The reason I prefer this technique is that it allows me to control the height of the flames. You can purchase simple stakes to place the above ground herb garden stakes on, or you can build a wooden frame for your backyard grill. Either way, the important thing is to keep the herbs fresh and tasty!
While an above ground herb garden provides some added decoration to your backyard, I usually do not use it as a decorative element. I have found it to be an easy way to add lots of flavor to all types of foods, and at very little cost. My herbs are always fresh and ready to use. I have also found that I save so much time compared to cooking over a charcoal or gas grill. Not to mention the fact that I do not smell so much smoke as I used to when cooking over charcoal.
An above ground herb garden also allows you to experiment with different types of herbs. I love being able to grow many different types of herbs, and I can try them out with each type of food that I prepare. I have also found that I can mix various types of herbs together to create new unique flavors.
I try out a variety of different brands of beans, cabbages, and peas with my above ground herb garden. In addition to all of these great benefits above ground gardens are great because they are very versatile. You can use them year-round for indoor or outdoor cooking, and the herbs can easily be harvested as needed. The small space that they require is perfect for adding some decoration to your patio, deck, or even as a planter to showcase your favorite flowers.