Essential Kitchen Herbs

Herbs are easy to grow, look good, taste and smell amazing, and many of them are magnets for bees and butterflies. Most take up little space, and planted up in this way, you can keep them within arms' reach of the kitchen door.

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything
  • basil is an essential kitchen herb

    Basil

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

  • Apple Mint Essential Kitchen Herb

    Apple mint

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

  • Thyme in the Herb Garden

    Thyme

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

  • Good as Golden

    Golden oregano

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

  • Easy to Grow Lemon Balm

    Variegated lemon balm

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

  • Purple Chive Blossoms

    Chives

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

  • Easy-to-Grow Cilantro

    Cilantro

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

  • Rosemary Attracts Bees

    Rosemary

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

  • Sage Plant

    Variegated sage

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

  • Feathery Fennel

    Fennel

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

Excerpted from How to Grow Practically Everything

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