Herb Corner

How-To,In Season,Spring
July 1, 2007

Culinary herbs are easy to grow and a boon to the kitchen.

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Want to grow your own herbs? Here’s a list of the most commonly used culinary herbs, and most are likely available at your local nursery. Some herbs can be grown from seed—purveyors for which can be found online—but the growing process is different, so make sure to do your homework before digging in.

To get started growing your own, find a sunny spot in your garden, and prepare the soil with good-quality organic materials such as compost and soil conditioner. City dwellers are also in luck—herbs are a forgiving bunch, by and large, and many will happily thrive in pots—either on a patio or on a sunny windowsill.

For more tips and resources on growing fresh herbs, check out  the Herb Society of America.

  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Lemon Balm
  • Lovage
  • Marjoram
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Salad Burnet
  • Savory, Winter
  • Tarragon
  • French Thyme
Thyme Angel Food Cake Recipe

Thyme Angel Food Cake

This herb-flavored Angel Food Cake cries out for a scoop of strawberry ice cream.

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