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How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking

Sprout Spices and Seasonings in Your Own Backyard!


  • I grow an herb garden every year. Each year it is full of sage, rosemary, parsley, thyme, chives, etc. I can't get enough it! - 12/15/2015 8:35:12 PM
    My family doesn't care much for herbs, so growing my own was a waste of time and water, for us. Didn't add anything to our lives. If they don't improve your life, do something else. - 5/21/2015 4:53:24 AM
    I am looking into starting my own herb garden this upcoming summer. I really like these suggestions. - 1/1/2014 2:39:12 PM
  • We've been very successful growing them indoors. I love the accessibility. - 12/2/2013 8:10:38 AM
  • Good lord, i've found ALL of my herbs to be invasive, not just the mint. My oregano went from a tiny 4 inch plant last year to being 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide this year. My italian parsley went nuts before i could snip the flowers off and reseeded. My chives although planted in a small area that is concrete on all sides have started popping up all over my yard. The basil is out of control. The only thing that's not doing well is the dill...the oregano is eating it ;( - 8/13/2012 3:53:31 PM
  • i plan on doing container gardening for my herbs using mason jars that i fasten to a board and hang on the wall.

    A friend told me it will work as long as i paint the outside of the mason jar.

    should i still use starter pots or start the seeds in the jars? - 7/24/2012 1:31:28 PM
  • Not sure if it's too late for the lady who wanted to print with no buttons. On a PC you can print a page by holding down the control button on your keyboard while hitting the P key. - 4/26/2012 6:36:13 PM
  • A couple of other suggestions:
    1. Start the slow-growing seeds in trays indoors. For parsley, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and other really slow growing seeds, if you direct seed into the garden, you are likely to lose them to weeds or uneven watering. The seeds are so tiny, they are likely to wash away. Plant the seeds very shallowly in trays of seed starting mix. (Don't try garden soil.) Keep the soil warm and moist. Be patient.
    2. Be aware that some herbs are annuals, like parsley, dill, and basil, so you have to replant them every year. Rosemary and thyme are perrenials, so you think carefully where you want them . Thyme is low growing, and can make a nice border. Rosemary can grow to 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. It can make a nice bush-like plant for your garden. - 4/26/2012 12:08:20 PM
  • I want to print or at least save this article but there aren't any of the "usual" buttons. Help? - 4/26/2012 11:07:52 AM

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