No garden is complete without an herb garden. Whether you use them for cooking, preserving, or home remedies, here is a list of must-have herbs from our Untrained Housewife community.
Aloe Vera for a Healing Herb – Aloe is one of my favorite herbs and one of the most useful, especially during the summer months. See also – Nourishing Bath Blends for Winter with fabulous Aloe recipe.
Basil for Sun-Loving Flavor – Basil is one of my favorite herbs and will produce a great harvest all summer long. See also – 12 Uses For Fresh Basil, Dehydrating Basil DIY, Growing Basil in the Garden, and Home Remedies with Basil.
Calendula in Your Herb Garden – Also known as pot marigold, the calendula is a cheerful and colorful flowering herb for your garden.
Chives: the Herb Garden Onion – Chives are related to onions but easy to grow in a small space.
Cilantro: the Queen of Salsa – Cilantro is a must-grow herb in our family if only for making fresh salsa! See Also – Home Remedies With Coriander (Cilantro).
Comfrey Growing Guide – Comfrey is a great natural mulch in the herb garden or edible landscape.
Dill in the Garden – Dill is a highly aromatic herb often used with eggs, pickles, and other classic dishes.
Fennel (Bronze) – The gorgeous fine cut foliage of fennel is an amazing addition to the herb garden.
Garlic in the Garden – Garlic is making a come back in the kitchen garden and nothing beats the flavor of fresh, organic garlic!
Lavender Growing Guide – Learn how to grow this fragrant garden herb, a must-have perennial herb in my gardens. Check out Ways to Use Lavender for tips on using it!
Lemon Balm for Citrus Herb Flavor – Lemon balm is a very flexible and multi-purpose herb that every garden should have. See also – Home Remedies With Lemon Balm.
Marjoram Growing Guide – Marjoram is similar to oregano but has a sweeter flavor and is popular in the kitchen both fresh or dried. See also Bath Blends for Flu Season.
Mint for Refreshing Kitchen Herb – Mint is so easy to grow in the kitchen herb garden there’s no reason to not plant it! See also – Home Remedies with Mint.
Oregano for Home-Grown Flavor – Oregano is one of the most popular kitchen herbs for a good reason.
Parsley (Italian) for Zesty Greens – Italian Parsley is a zesty green herb perfect for kitchen herb gardens. See also – Benefits of Growing Parsley in the Home Garden and Home Remedies With Parsley.
Roman Chamomile Growing Guide – Roman Chamomile is a daisy-like flower that grows well as a perennial in zones 3-7.
Roses for Beautiful and Beneficial – Growing medicinal roses as herbs can add not only amazing color and beauty, but also old-fashioned herbs to the garden.
Rosemary Perennial Herb – Rosemary has pine-like foliage and can be a foundational perennial in the herb garden. See also – Home Remedies With Rosemary.
Sage for Textured Herb Foliage – Sage is such a beautiful herb it belongs in every garden, in my opinion. See also – Home Remedies With Sage.
Stevia Natural Sweetening Herb – If you are a fan of natural sweeteners, you will want to grow your own Stevia for sure. Notice the differences between processed and homegrown.
Thyme in the Herb Garden – My favorite herb for any garden space, thyme is a must grow. See also – Home Remedies With Thyme.
Yarrow In the Garden – Yarrow or milfoil has gorgeous fern-like leaves and small, pretty flower.
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Kelly Bisciotti says
Sarah Pinnix says
This is awesome!!! I love growing herbs, and maybe this will help me try a few new ones this year!