10 Essential Herbs for a Kitchen Garden

Herbs are easy to grow, look good, taste and smell amazing, and many of them are magnets for bees and butterflies.

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Basil

18 inches tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

Apple Mint

28 inches tall, 28 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, moist soil.

Thyme

5 inches tall, 30 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Golden Oregano

12 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Variegated Lemon Balm

24 inches tall, 16 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, moist soil.

Chives

12 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: partial sun, moist soil.

Cilantro

16 inches tall, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Rosemary

4 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Variegated Sage

3 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil.

Fennel

6 feet tall, 18 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

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