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Easy-to-Grow Herbs

Herbs make a wonderful addition to your garden, and some of the easiest to grow are rosemary, basil, oregano, mint, and thyme.

Once established, a rosemary plant will produce fragrant leaves for years. Basil is perfect for containers or in the garden bed. Be sure to pinch back any flowers to keep the plants from going to seed.

Oregano is a perennial that comes in two types—Mexican and European. Both can be grown from cuttings. Mint is a perennial that spreads like wildfire, so consider keeping it confined to containers.

Thyme works well in rock gardens, or looks good cascading over the edge of containers. All of these herbs are easy to find at the local garden center. Add a few rosemary plants to a container, or edge your garden beds with thyme.


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