Plant a Perennial Herb Garden
Here's a list of perennial herbs that will return your minimal investment of time and energy a hundred times over.
The following perennials will reward your care and attention many times over: catnip, chives, mint, sage, thyme, summer savory, lemon balm. Add annuals: sweet basil, dill, parsley, cilantro, marjoram, rosemary, tarragon, oregano.
Prepare the soil 6 inches deep, and check adequate lime content. Plant in a space to assure 5 to 6 hours of sunlight per day. Keep the weeds out. You can mulch with pine bark or wood chips, but don't use grass clippings.
Herbs don't need a great deal of water in anything short of drought conditions. Pick off the developing flower buds to keep the herbs from going to seed too early in the season.
Use herbs fresh, or dry, or freeze (basil must be frozen, because it turns brown if dried). And when admiring the beauty of your herb garden, don't forget to inhale!
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