Growing Tips for the Herb Garden

Growing tips for the herb garden and a list of the more popular herbs that appear in American gardens, includes herb identification as an annual or biennial, and pointers are included on where, when and how to plant each one.

| February/March 2000

Learn about the more popular herbs that appear in American gardens and growing tips for the herb garden. (See the herb illustrations in the image gallery.)

Anise Annual. Sow seeds in early summer to have a fully ripened plant by late September.

Balm Perennial. Grows slowly from seed. Start indoors eight weeks before last frost. Transplant seeds into sandy soil.

Basil Annual. Grows easily from seed. Sow in early spring after danger of frost is passed and place in well-drained soil and full sunlight.

Bay Perennial. Propagate by seed, cuttings or layering in any kind of soil. Sunny locations are best.

Chervil Annual. Sow seeds in spring for a fall crop. Thrives in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade.

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