Herb Gardens

great taste, naturally

Everyone knows that fresh herbs are one of the easiest, most healthful ways to boost the flavor of foods but their power actually extends far beyond the plate. Many herbs, like lavender and mint, have useful household applications and others, like chamomile and lemon balm, are loved by many for their medicinal properties.

Herbs can be fairly expensive in the grocery store but growing your own is extremely affordable. And the next time you’re whipping up a recipe that calls for a sprig of this or a few leaves of that, you’ll have the freshest herbs possible, without even having to run to the store.

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Grow Amazing Flavor with Herbs from Earl May

Beginning herb gardeners often find hard to decide which herbs to plant because of the large number available. A quick check of your local supermarket is a great way to get an idea of what herbs are most often used in cooking and help you create a basic planting guide. But it’s also fun to experiment – your favorite herb might just be one you haven’t tasted yet.

When you’re ready to start your herb garden, stop by your local Earl May. You’ll find all of the popular herbs featured below – and many more.

Basil

Basil
Fresh and sweet

Tarragon

Tarragon
Delicate, licorice taste

Oregano

Oregano
An Italian staple

Rosemary

Rosemary
Perfect with potatoes and poultry

Dill

Dill
Does more than pickles

Thyme

Thyme
A multi-tasking classic

Coriander

Cilantro
Fresh and citrusy

Parsley

Parsley
Light, peppery flavor