Home Herb Garden

Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs -- and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself in an herb garden. From classic herb favorites such as basil, rosemary, mint, and thyme to lesser-known herb varieties, follow these growing, tending, and harvesting tips for herb garden success. Start with 15 easy-to-grow herb favorites. Herbs work almost as well in indoor herb gardens as they do outside; try growing an herb garden inside for easy cooking access. One of the more flexible ways for growing herbs is in containers; get herb garden inspiration for growing yours in clever vessels (including a strawberry jar). Most herbs are naturals to start from seed; use these simple directions to get your herb garden crops growing. Once your herbs are established, they'll need regular care, including dividing, pruning, and harvesting; make the most out of your herb garden's bounty with this advice (as well as ideas on how to propagate cuttings). Growing herbs is one thing; cooking with them is another thing altogether. We have ideas on how to grow and prepare delicious herb-flavored recipes. And what would gardening be without a little fun? Use rosemary as a lush herb topiary standard, grow edible flowers for pretty blooms to pop into salads and desserts, or dress up a windowsill with an herb garden. Not sure where to start? View our lists of herbs, including perennial herbs.
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BHG.com Gardening Edible Gardening Herbs Herbs Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs -- and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself in an herb garden. From classic herb favorites such as basil, rosemary, mint, and thyme to lesser-known herb varieties, follow these growing, tending, and harvesting tips for herb garden success. Start with 15 easy-to-grow herb favorites. Herbs work almost as well in indoor herb gardens as they do outside; try growing an herb garden inside for easy cooking access. One of the more flexible ways for growing herbs is in containers; get herb garden inspiration for growing yours in clever vessels (including a strawberry jar). Most herbs are naturals to start from seed; use these simple directions to get your herb garden crops growing. Once your herbs are established, they'll need regular care, including dividing, pruning, and harvesting; make the most out of your herb garden's bounty with this advice (as well as ideas on how to propagate cuttings). Growing herbs is one thing; cooking with them is another thing altogether. We have ideas on how to grow and prepare delicious herb-flavored recipes. And what would gardening be without a little fun? Use rosemary as a lush herb topiary standard, grow edible flowers for pretty blooms to pop into salads and desserts, or dress up a windowsill with an herb garden. Not sure where to start? View our lists of herbs, including perennial herbs. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email
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Herbs Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs -- and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself in an herb garden. From classic herb favorites such as basil, rosemary, mint, and thyme to lesser-known herb varieties, follow these growing, tending, and harvesting tips for herb garden success. Start with 15 easy-to-grow herb favorites. Herbs work almost as well in indoor herb gardens as they do outside; try growing an herb garden inside for easy cooking access. One of the more flexible ways for growing herbs is in containers; get herb garden inspiration for growing yours in clever vessels (including a strawberry jar). Most herbs are naturals to start from seed; use these simple directions to get your herb garden crops growing. Once your herbs are established, they'll need regular care, including dividing, pruning, and harvesting; make the most out of your herb garden's bounty with this advice (as well as ideas on how to propagate cuttings). Growing herbs is one thing; cooking with them is another thing altogether. We have ideas on how to grow and prepare delicious herb-flavored recipes. And what would gardening be without a little fun? Use rosemary as a lush herb topiary standard, grow edible flowers for pretty blooms to pop into salads and desserts, or dress up a windowsill with an herb garden. Not sure where to start? View our lists of herbs, including perennial herbs.
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Next Up How to Grow Lemon Grass Keep a pot of this easy-to-grow herb on a sunny windowsill, then harvest it fresh for Thai dishes or delicious teas. How to Sow and Plant Culinary Herbs Essential recipe ingredients, herbs are great for beginners. Many will grow in the tiniest of spaces in hanging baskets, on windowsills and among other crops. How to Plant an Herb Bed Forget your spice cabinet, and grow your very own herbs with this step-by-step planting guide. How to Plant Cannas Cannas bring vibrant tropical color to the late-summer garden. With these tips, you can enjoy them year after year. How to Buy and Plant Pansies Here's how to get the best bloom for both spring and fall. How to Plant in Rocky Soil Learn how to plant in rocky soil with these expert tips. An Herb Garden Plan Herbs are for more than cooking. Incorporate these versatile plants to help add spice to your landscape in this multi-season garden. How to Plant a Cutting Garden Use these tips to grow bouquets of fresh flowers right outside your back door. How to Sow and Plant Designer Leaves Add a dash of style to your containers and dishes by growing a selection of gourmet leaf crops. How to Plant a Tree in Your Garden Plant trees well and they will pay dividends, providing your yard with color, shade and structure for many years to come.
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How to Grow Lemon Grass Keep a pot of this easy-to-grow herb on a sunny windowsill, then harvest it fresh for Thai dishes or delicious teas. How to Sow and Plant Culinary Herbs Essential recipe ingredients, herbs are great for beginners. Many will grow in the tiniest of spaces in hanging baskets, on windowsills and among other crops. How to Plant an Herb Bed Forget your spice cabinet, and grow your very own herbs with this step-by-step planting guide. How to Plant Cannas Cannas bring vibrant tropical color to the late-summer garden. With these tips, you can enjoy them year after year. How to Buy and Plant Pansies Here's how to get the best bloom for both spring and fall. How to Plant in Rocky Soil Learn how to plant in rocky soil with these expert tips. An Herb Garden Plan Herbs are for more than cooking. Incorporate these versatile plants to help add spice to your landscape in this multi-season garden. How to Plant a Cutting Garden Use these tips to grow bouquets of fresh flowers right outside your back door. How to Sow and Plant Designer Leaves Add a dash of style to your containers and dishes by growing a selection of gourmet leaf crops. How to Plant a Tree in Your Garden Plant trees well and they will pay dividends, providing your yard with color, shade and structure for many years to come.
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Many kitchen gardeners love the convenience of fresh herbs at home, and what could be more convenient that an indoor herb garden? Even if you live in an apartment or condo without any outdoor space, you can grow herbs indoors. The ideal setting for an indoor herb garden is the kitchen, where you can snip fresh herbs and use them in dishes without skipping a beat. If you don’t have a spot in your kitchen, though, you can still grow herbs in any sunny room. Here’s how.
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Herb tinctures use alcohol to suspend the essence from the herbs, while herbal wine and elixirs are low alcohol content herb extracts. There are also dry extracts in which the plants are allowed to evaporate their liquid content into a dry mass, which can then be contained in a capsule or tablet.
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Many people turn their love and knowledge of herbs into extra money by providing herb growing classes or herb landscape design businesses. With the ever expanding number of ways and places to grow herbs, thanks to modern technologies like hydroponics, indoor grow lights, and soilless containers, the demand is high for information and teachers willing to share their expertise.
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Indoor herb plants will probably stretch and be spindlier than plants in the outdoors, but they will still give you plenty of fresh clippings. Fertilize with Bonnie Herb, Vegetable & Flower Plant Food about once a month if you are harvesting leaves regularly.
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Pick the location for your herb garden. An ideal location would be a few steps from your kitchen, but any spot that gets about six hours of sun a day is good. If you have space in front of a kitchen window, plant the herbs in small containers for an indoor garden.
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Peppermint is an excellent deterrent for many kinds of pests including rodents, ants, and spiders.  Plant this pungent herb around your home and garden to keep harmful critters at bay.

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