Superb Herbs

Mystical Magical Herbs

Garden centers and nurseries are full of bedding plants this month. More than ever, herbs are extremely popular. With such an array to choose from it’s a hard decision. I’m often asked to recommend the “best herbs.” As far as herbs are concerned – all of them in my opinion. Here are ten herbs that I would consider superb herbs in the home garden. All are fairly easy to grow, all can be grown in containers, large planters, tucked in the flower beds, just about anywhere as long as they receive 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight.

Summer savory: Annual, [ Satureja hortensis]. Full sun, grows to a height of 18 inches. Space in garden, 12 inches apart. Soil: loves moist and loamy soil, rich in organic matter. Culinary, used in cooking, herb vinegars and marinades. Tall and wispy stems produce tiny lavender flowers in late August. Called the “bean herb” by cooks…

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