By Megan Nichols and Jessie Jacobson of Tonkadale Greenhouse, Minnetonka, MN.
Ah…the sweet sounds of summer – birds chirping, water lapping against the boat (after the ice is out), the whiz of bike tires, err…the incessant drone of lawn mowers and weed whips (well, they’re still summer sounds), and a sizzling grill are all music to the ears. Summers are short in MN. We savor every minute and do everything we can outdoors including preparing, cooking, and eating meals. There is no shortage of grilling going on around here! Edible gardening is where it’s at; take that to the next level and you have Grill Gardening.
When you think about grilling, you think about burgers and chops – anything you can sear or skewer. But what about the veg? And even more importantly, what about the herbs? Though delicious when grilled on their own, veggies, fish, and chicken sing a sweeter tune when paired with herbs (as does the humble martini!). These are some of the most scrumptious herb combos you’ll consume this season, thanks to herbs from your own grill garden.
Be sure to check out the linked recipes, as well as all of our favorite plants for your very own grill garden.