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The Foodie: Growing and Cooking with Herbs

May 15, 2008
by Isabel Cowles
Herbs can be a perfect introduction to gardening for those with limited space or little experience. Find out the history of various herbs, which herbs will flourish in your climate and how to grow them, and which ones pack the most punch in a recipe. Filling your home with the scent of lavender, lemon verbena or mint is easier than you think.

Don’t lament a lack of outdoor space: keeping herbs inside can be a great way to decorate. Herbs do well in contained pots as long as they get plenty of water and sun. Consider such ornamental storage options as these French herb pots or window boxes. If your house or apartment has no sunny spots, try a container herb garden with automatic lighting.

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