Herb Gardening 101

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Herb Gardening 101

An herb garden may be a good option if any of the following apply to you:

+ You have limited space

+ You don’t have a lot of time to devote to gardening

+ You’re unable, for physical reasons, to spend a lot of time on your hands and knees

+ Your garden conditions are less than ideal: poor soil, bad drainage, too much shade or sun (this would require the use of a container garden)

 

Some of the more popular and easy to grow herbs are listed below along with information about each.

Basil: An annual plant, these will need to be replanted each year.

Chives: This perennial is easy to grow from seed.

Dill: The seeds as well as leaves are used for flavoring food.

Lavender: This hardy perennial has grayish foliage and fragrant lavender flowers.

Mint: A hardy perennial, mint is probably the easiest herb to grow in almost any climate.

Sage: This herb is another hardy perennial with beautiful foliage and blue flowers.

Thyme: Leaves are cut for drying before purple blossoms open (otherwise the flavor is changed).