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Starting An Herb Garden

Jennifer Howard | Cottage on Bunker Hill

Creating an herb garden for cooking is a great way to add flavor to your meals and more green to your yard.

Choose a Sunny Location

Most herbs prefer full sun, so choose a location that receives at least six hours of sunlight per day.

  Once you find a nice sunny spot at your home your next decision is what to grow your herb garden in: the ground, raised bed, or containers.

You can plant an entire herb garden in containers or a small standing raised bed and have enough fresh herbs for your cooking all Summer long.

Top Herbs To Grow

There are so many herbs that you can grow! Here are a few of the most popular herbs to grow:



Basil is a flavorful herb that is often used in Italian cuisine. One thing you will need to do is keep pinching the tips off to prevent flowering.

Oregano: the classic herb for Italian dishes! 


03.    Rosemary

This piney looking herb is perfect for seasoning savory dishes and sauces.


04.    Sage

Sage has fuzzy light green leaves. This perennial herb will come back in most areas.

05.   Mint is an easy herb to grow but it can spread through your garden. It's a good herb for a planter pot or contained in a small area of your garden.