Urban Gardening

BEST HERBS FOR YOUR AT HOME GARDEN

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BASIL

  • Continues to grow throughout summer

  • Low maintenance

  • Can harvest at any time; pick leaves as needed

  • Prone to disease and frost

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ROSEMARY

  • Hardy; thrives in cold to warm temperatures

  • Able to harvest from late spring to fall; young stems have freshest flavor

  • Prone to beetles and droughts

*Good cross pollinator; plant this by beans, cabbage, or peppers for increased harvest

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SAGE

  • Grows more plentiful as weather warms

  • Low maintenance

  • Harvest before plant flowers

  • Prone to disease

May 28

Cheesecake, figs, and pinot noir.

Wine & Dessert Party

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LAVENDER

  • Low maintenance; loves heat

  • Can double as an ornamental plant

  • Very insect hardy

  • Prone to cold temperatures

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THYME

Versatile plant; able to thrive in heat and cold

  • Can harvest from spring to fall at any point

  • Low maintenance

  • Flavor any non-sweet foods

  • Vulnerable to animals

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MINT & OREGANO

Though both are common and used in many different dishes, they have the potential to overtake your garden.

Take special care to prune plants and stop their spread before they become invasive!