Tips on How to Grow and Style a Herb Garden

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I love gardening, especially when it comes to planting and tending to my herb garden. I grow basil and a few other herbs indoors and I have a huge Rosemary plant outside.

Rosemary is a perennial and since I live in the southeast, I have Rosemary all year long. I’ve been known to rush outside in the freezing cold to snip a few sprigs of Rosemary to flavor fish, meats, tomato sauce and more. A little Rosemary goes a long way, so use a light hand when cooking with this herb.

Herbs are plants with savory or aromatic properties that are used for flavoring and garnishing food. Some of my favorite herbs include basil, chives, dill, cilantro, and mint.

Helpful Hint: Plant mint in containers because it grows quickly and will soon overtake a herb garden.

How to Grow & Style a Herb Garden

If you’ve never had a herb garden, the guides below are informative and will help you select the herbs you want to include in your garden. These guides include the best herbs for full sun and moderate sun. You’ll also learn how to style your herb garden.

Tips on How to Grow a Herb Garden

I’m also a pesto lover. Pesto usually consists of crushed basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil. However, pesto is so much more than a delicious sauce for pasta. Pesto can be used in so many other ways. Here are a few ways I use homemade pesto: Use on pizza. Spread on Italian bread slices for Bruschetta. Spoon a dab on top of sea scallops, steaks, and baked potatoes before serving.

Basil Pesto is so easy to make and you can grab the recipe and see more of my favorite herbs in this post.

How to Grow and Style a Herb Garden

indoor herb garden care guide

 

indoor herb garden styling tips

Do you grow your own herbs? Which herb is your favorite?

 

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Comments

  1. robin rue says:

    We don’t have an herb garden YET, but your timing is perfect. My husband was JUST talking about starting one so he is going to love your tips.

  2. I have to admit I do not have the greenest of thumbs but I have always wanted an herb garden. My daughter likes to experiment with cooking and I really think she would enjoy it. I would not mind having an indoor herb garden.
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  3. It is always important to grow our own food so we know where it comes from. My herb garden is very important to me and yes I want it to look nice as well.

  4. I need to try this. I admit though, I am terrible at growing things. But it would be nice to have a herb garden nearby.

  5. I don’t grow my own Herbs. Although I have wanted to start a Herb Garden and I can’t wait to share these tips with my husband so we can begin our own Garden.

  6. This is a very informative post, Alli:) I have a vertical garden and most of them are herbs 🙂 I can’t imagine cooking without herbs.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Cheers,
    Jessica
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  7. Kimberly Storms says:

    I so badly miss having a big garden or really at this point any garden at all. I wonder if I could do something with my windows though? A bit hard with little kids, cats, and a big dog do you think? I need to get more creative!

  8. Oh my gosh I love fresh herbs I wish I could have them all the time. Something like this would be perfect if I would not kill the plant LOL.

  9. Wow just what I’ve been wanting to do. I have “sort of” a herb garden but nothing like this.

  10. I love this post and need to bookmark it as the definitive reference to growing herbs when the time comes. I also want to try this pesto for the whole family to sample.

  11. These are wonderful tips. I’m looking forward to expanding my herb garden next year. We had an abundance of basil this year, which was nice to have on hand.

  12. I grow a lot of fresh herbs every year. The only herb I have a problem with is lavender. No matter what soil I plant it in, it doesn’t thrive.

  13. I grow all kinds of herbs (at least 20 varieties, 6 different mints and 4 different basils) and it is one my life’s pleasures.

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  15. I find it hard to grow anything inside, but sometimes we grow herbs outside in the summer. Chives are perennials here, so I have pretty good luck with chives, as well as thyme.

  16. Cooking with fresh herbs is so much tastier than dried herbs. The prices to buy fresh herbs at the store is so ridiculous, especially since they’re SO cheap to grow! Love these tips!

  17. I love the idea of having my own herb garden! These are great tips! I do garden but as of now it is only flowers that I grow in my yard. My husband has been wanting us to start a vegetable garden, but maybe an herb one is a good place to start.

  18. I have always wanted a herb garden but have been to scared to try it. Thank you so much for all the info, I think I can give it a try now! It would be so nice To have fresh herbs for my cooking.

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  20. Herbs is something I really want to try my hand at growing. I think it would be wonderfu to have fresh herbs at my finger tips. Thanks for the tips.

  21. I have always wanted an herb garden. This is a really great idea!

  22. These are really great tips for wonderful herb garden. I love the Herb garden. I grow few herbs in my garden.
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