How to Grow Your Favorite Herbs
In this section, we show you how to grow 49 of the more
popular and useful herbs are individually illustrated and described in
detail. Many of them are culinary herbs that you can grow either in the
garden or indoors and whose leaves or seeds can be used to season foods.
Others possess fragrances which will give sweet aromas to potpourris and
dried arrangements. A few of these herbs find their only contemporary
use as highly ornamental landscape plants. For each herb covered below, you will find a description of its principal species and
varieties, their foliage and flowers, growth habits, cultural
requirements, means of propagation, harvesting information, and
for uses in the garden, in cooking, or in fragrant preparations. In
addition, each description contains a paragraph which explains the
plant's history, folklore, and early uses. These herbs are arranged
according to their common names, the botanical name of each following in
parentheses. For convenience, a quick reference list of vital
information is provided at the top of each description.
Favourite Herbs to Grow!
| Anise |
Bee Balm |
Dittany of Crete |
Lemon Balm |
Lemon Verbena |