Use One of These 4 Simple Garden Designs to Grow the 12 Best Kitchen Herbs

These four herb gardens are each designed to fit into a 12-square-foot area, to help you make the best use of space near your kitchen door.



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The preferred methods to start these 12 herbs are indicated by the colors:Green = sow herb seeds or use transplantsBlue = sow seeds onlyOrange = use transplants only 
BARBARA PLEASANT/MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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Our designs feature these kitchen herbs: basil, chives, cilantro, dill, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme.
ILLUSTRATION: MICHAEL OTTEMAN/OTTEMAN ARTS
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The preferred methods to start these 12 herbs are indicated by the colors:Green = sow herb seeds or use transplantsBlue = sow seeds onlyOrange = use transplants only 
BARBARA PLEASANT/MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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The preferred methods to start these 12 herbs are indicated by the colors:Green = sow herb seeds or use transplantsBlue = sow seeds onlyOrange = use transplants only 
BARBARA PLEASANT/MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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The preferred methods to start these 12 herbs are indicated by the colors:Green = sow herb seeds or use transplantsBlue = sow seeds onlyOrange = use transplants only 
BARBARA PLEASANT/MATTHEW T. STALLBAUMER
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Chives, a delicious, savory culinary herb.
ELIZABETH DOWLE/QUARTO, INC.











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