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12 Herbs That Grow Really Well at Home

12 Home-Grown Herbs That Every Chef Needs in a Garden

Nothing tastes better than fresh herbs added to your favorite dishes. Growing herbs at home is one of the easiest gardening projects because these plants grow fast, don’t need a lot of maintenance and you can have multiple harvests in a single year. Try these herbs to grow at home, whether you have a backyard garden or containers on your porch.

Basil

Basil is a staple of Italian cuisine that tastes great in pasta sauces and as a pizza topping.

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Chives

You probably recognize chives as those long, green onion stems you see in the fresh produce aisle of your grocery store.

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Cilantro/Coriander

Cilantro, also known as coriander in other countries, adds a little kick to homemade salsa and to your best Tex-Mex dishes.

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Dill

Dill serves as the main spice in dill pickles and other savory dishes.

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Fennel

Fennel smells and tastes like licorice, but you also get a lot out of one fennel plant when it branches out from the original shoots.

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Lavender

Lavender is an herb that grows as a bush, and you get a lot out of one plant as well.

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Mint

Fresh mint makes your entire house or apartment smell great. If you grow mint outdoors, watch out for one plant turning into several as this plant spreads quickly from its original location.

Oregano

Oregano is another Italian staple, and once you try it fresh you never forget its unmistakable aroma.

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Parsley

Parsley can grow to be up to 2 feet tall if you grow it right.

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Rosemary

Rosemary grows even taller than parsley. Watch out for varieties that smell like pine or turpentine; those flavors could overwhelm your recipes.

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Sage

Sage helps purify your house, and it also goes well with fish, stuffing and fruit dishes.

No mention of how it grows or why it’s good to grow at home.