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Plan an Herb Garden for Next Spring

Plan an Herb Garden for Next Spring

While savory fall dishes like sage stuffing and rosemary roasted vegetables are on your mind, you may be thinking of herbs—and now’s a great time to plan what you want to grow in next year’s herb garden.

The article Use One of These 4 Simple Designs to Grow the 12 Best Kitchen Herbs is sure to inspire you as you plan. These are the dozen lovely kitchen herbs the article recommends working into your garden plan:

Basil
Chives
Cilantro
Dill
Marjoram
Mint
Oregano
Parsley
Rosemary
Sage
Tarragon
Thyme

The four plans in the above article are geared toward a small-space herb garden that’s close to your door. The closer your herb garden is to your home, the more likely you are to step out and grab what you need as you prepare a meal.

Consider planting your mint in a large pot as this perennial can take over a garden bed as it spreads each season. You can also plant your rosemary and sage in pots and bring them in during winter. I keep my rosemary right on my kitchen windowsill for quick access.

Now is a good time to plan your herb garden as you have plenty of time to brainstorm and research which varieties of each herb you want to grow, and you can get any seed orders in during gardening down-time in winter.

For another unique herb garden design, check out Build a Versatile Spiral Herb Garden.

What’s your favorite garden herb to grow?

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Shelley Stonebrook

Shelley Stonebrook is an Associate Editor at Mother Earth News—North America’s most popular magazine about sustainable, self-reliant living—where she works on exciting projects such as Organic Gardening content and the Vegetable Garden Planner. Shelley is particularly interested in organic gardening, small-scale, local food production, waste reduction, food preservation and cooking. In her spare time, she posts in her personal blog, The Rowdy Radish.

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6:14PM PDT on May 6, 2013

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11:02PM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

This is very interesting and Thank You

9:01AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

Thanks for posting this article.

4:57AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013

I have very little soil space but lots of hard surface and pots of pots...the pot design will suit me.

9:06PM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

should plant my lemon balm, can't wait to have some lemon balm tea :)

7:13AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Don`t forget to start drying the bumper crop when it`s flourishing!

2:50PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Lovely herbs! Thanks.

11:37AM PDT on Apr 22, 2013

Good tips.Thanks for sharing

2:51AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Thanks for the article

1:43AM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

Great tips ~ thank you!

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