Tips on How to Grow and Style a Herb Garden

by Alli

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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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robin rue October 17, 2018 - 6:49 am

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.

1stopmom October 17, 2018 - 7:02 am

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.

candy October 17, 2018 - 7:17 am

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.

Amber Myers October 17, 2018 - 8:19 am

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.

Glenda Cates October 17, 2018 - 9:06 am

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.

Jessica October 17, 2018 - 9:13 am

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!

Kimberly Storms October 17, 2018 - 12:09 pm

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!

Jeanette October 17, 2018 - 12:41 pm

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.

Kimberly K Croisant October 17, 2018 - 2:16 pm

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

Melissa Chapman October 17, 2018 - 2:18 pm

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.

Tasheena October 17, 2018 - 2:32 pm

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.

Pam October 17, 2018 - 4:49 pm

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.

Terri Steffes October 17, 2018 - 6:04 pm

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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Marysa October 17, 2018 - 9:46 pm

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.

Jamie H October 17, 2018 - 9:47 pm

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!

Emily October 17, 2018 - 9:49 pm

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.

Lisa Martin October 17, 2018 - 10:09 pm

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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Jeanine October 18, 2018 - 4:09 pm

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.

Kita Bryant October 18, 2018 - 9:20 pm

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

swathi October 19, 2018 - 9:26 am

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

Jane Anderson December 11, 2018 - 4:31 am

Hello Alli, such a amazing blog! You have given nice tips on how to grow and style herb garden. Thank you and keep sharing!

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