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□¡□Easy-to-Grow Herbs□¡□

With dozens of types to choose from, basil satisfies almost any palate. It's best known as the main ingredient in pesto , but some varieties impart anise, lemon, mint , cinnamon, or clove flavors to foods. Selections that have purple foliage or attractive blooms are especially ornamental. Grow basil in full sun, tucking a few plants intoflowerbeds or into container gardens.
Chive blossoms are pretty enough to fit in any perennial border. Whether you grow them with your flowers or your herbs, you can harvest chive blooms or the tubularstems to add a delicate onion flavorto dishes. Chives grow best in sunny, well-drained sites and also thrive in container gardens. Deadhead faded flowers to preventthem from self-seeding.
Dill's tangy flavor is synonymous with pungent pickles. Use the seeds, flowers , and ferny foliage to season foods. Harvest leaves as needed, the flowers as they open, and the seeds just as they ripen. Grow dill in full sun. If some seeds are allowed to ripen on the plant, itwill self-seed and volunteer seedlings will appear in the garden the next year.
Fennel's fine-texture foliage resembles dill leaves. But this easy-growing plant comes in greenor bronze varieties. The herb provides a soft, nutty version of anise in the kitchen . Use fennel's texture to soften sections of your perennial border. It looks particularly good among
Garlic's pungent bulbs have long been used for flavoring food and in medicines. It's even been grown with roses , where it reportedly repels aphids. Garlic grows in full sun or part shade. Plant cloves of garlic in late summer, and mulch over winter for harvest the following summer.

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