Not only do herbs add flavor to all of our recipes, but they also look gorgeous in the garden. There are herbs to grow for every season - including evergreen herbs that grow all year round. You can grow herbs on their own, in your vegetable garden, or even amongst your annuals and perennials.
Grow your own flavorful herbs
How to Grow Herbs
Homegrown herbs are a great way to enhance your food and they look great in the garden. Here are some ideas tips for choosing, planting, and caring for summer and spring herbs.
Warm Season Herbs
One of the most popular herbs to grow, basil is highly fragrant and comes in many different varieties. It's a great herb to grow amongst your summer veggies like tomatoes, cucumbers, and more. Keep the soil consistently moist. Plant in full sun.
Mint is a vigorous grower - best grown in a container by itself so it doesn't overtake your other plants. Choose from different varieties like peppermint, spearmint, and even mojito mint! Very refreshing in lemonade, teas, and more. Plant in full to partial sun.
Dill is an annual herb that is great for adding flavor to homemade pickles, potato salad, and more. It also acts as a host plant for butterflies to lay their eggs for caterpillars! Plant in full sun.
Cilantro grows quickly and is easy to grow from seed. Plant in partial shade as too much sun will make it go to seed. Perfect for salsas, pico de gallo, and more.
A hardy herb that grows year-round! Be sure not to overwater, as rosemary prefers dry soil. Great for growing on its own or in mixed containers. Use to season meats for grilling in the summer and for your holiday recipes during the holiday season!
A very hardy herb. There are many different varieties of sage to choose from with different flavor profiles like purple sage which has a peppery taste and pineapple sage which is very sweet. Plant in full to partial sun.
Great for planting with rosemary as they both prefer drier conditions. Lavender has year-round silvery-green foliage with purple flowers blooming in summer. Lavender looks stunning in the landscape or in containers. Great for making potpourri or for adding interesting flavor to desserts! Plant in full sun.
A stunning spreading herb that looks great planting around stepping stones. Thyme is a vigorous grower so be sure to give it 1-2 feet to spread. Flowers bloom in spring and summer and will attract pollinators! Great for adding flavor to chicken and potatoes. Plant in full sun.
DIY: Stacked Herb Garden
Small space? No problem! This stacked herb garden is perfect for patio gardening.
DIY: Griller's Container Garden
This sun container garden is perfect for the grill master. Keep it nearby for all your summer BBQs. Rosemary, thyme, basil, and sage will add lively flavor to all your favorite grilling recipes
DIY: Griller's Garden Bed
From your garden to your grill, to your plate. This garden plan is designed with the grill master and foodie in mind. Enjoy fresh herbs and veggies all summer long.
DIY: Salsa Garden
Grow your own veggies and herbs to make delicious salsa and pico de gallo!