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Some Common Herbs

The types of herbs you can grow easily in your garden

  • Basil
  • Bay leaf
  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Sage
  • Mint, etc.

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Uses of some common herbs

Angelica
Type: Biennial
Uses: Drinks, jellies, candy, fragrance

Basil
Type: Annual
Uses: Casseroles, eggs, fish, sauces, salads, fragrance

Bay Laurel
Type: Treat as annual
Uses: Seafood, soups, sauces, decorations

Chives
Type: Perennial
Uses: Soups, salads, eggs, cheese, fragrance

Dill
Type: Annual
Uses: Flavoring pickles, salads, omelets, herb blends

Catnip
Type: Perennial
Uses: Used to stuff cat toys

Fennel
Type: Treat as an annual
Uses: Seeds used in tea, cheeses, Italian sausage.
Leaves used in salads and for fish.

Lavender
Type: Perennial
Uses: Fragrance, landscaping

Lemon Balm
Type: Perennial
Uses: Tea, meat sauces, salads

Marjoram
Type: Treat as annual
Uses: Soups, meat stuffings, eggs, vegetables

Mints
Type: Annuals and perennials
Uses: Jellies, teas, fragrance

Oregano
Type : Semi-hardy perennial
Uses : Spanish, Mexican & Italian cooking; stuffings

Parsley
Type: Treat as an annual
Uses: Garnish soups, salads, casseroles, vegetables, etc. Blends well with other herbs & is used as a flavor base.

Rosemary
Type: Treat as an annual
Uses: Meat, punches, jellies, etc. Fragrance

Rue
Type: Perennial
Uses: Landscaping

Sage
Type: Perennial
Uses: Cheese, sausages, meats, fish, salads, drinks, casseroles, landscaping

Savory (winter)
Type: Perennial to zone 5b
Uses: Canning, stuffing

Tarragon (true)
Type: Perennial
Uses:Fish, meat, salads, vinegar (Use sparingly)

Thyme
Type     Perennial
Uses     Soups, stuffings, meats (Use sparingly)

Verbena (lemon)
Type: Treat as annual
Uses: Tea, stir fry, fragrance, landscaping