vegetables, require maximum amounts of direct sunlight. However, unlike
vegetables, organic matter is not as beneficial to the herbal plant.
Excess amounts of manure or humus cause the plant to produce excess
foliage which decreases the strength of it's natural oils responsible
for flavor. It is best to grow herbs in black dirt.
Half-hardy annual. Grows to 18"
Culinary: Sweet with clove-like pungent tang
Medicinal: rheumatic pain, nervous disorders.
Perennial. Grows 4-24"
Culinary: Steep leaves for tea.
Medicinal: Soothes and relaxes at bedtime
Hardy perennial. Grows in clumps to 10" tall.
Medicinal: Reduces blood pressure and cholesterol
Annual. Grows to about 2 feet.
Medicinal: Digestive ailments and colic
(Helichryum italicum subsp. siitalicum)
Perennial. Grows to1-2 ft.
Annual. Grows to 2-5 ft.
Culinary: Pungent, tangy.
Medicinal: Digestive, improves condition of hair and nails.
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Hardy Perennial. Grows to 2 ft.
Culinary: Strong aromatic, with pleasantly bitter undertone.
Medicinal: Indigestion, bloating
Hardy biennial that is usually treated as an annual.
Culinary: Relatively high in vitamin A, C, and iron.
Medicinal: Digestive, diuretic
Hardy evergreen shrub perennial.
Culinary: Fresh, sweet.
Medicinal: Cancer prevention properties.
Woody, hardy perennial. Grows 2-3 ft. Tends to sprawl.
Culinary: Aromatic, slightly bitter.
Medicinal: Antiseptic qualities.
Tender annual. Grows to 18 in.
Culinary: Aromatic, slightly pungent.
Medicinal: Treat sore throat.
Perennial. Grows to 2 ft.
Seems to do best in semi-shade.
Culinary: Flavor similar to anise.
Medicinal: Appetite stimulant.
Perennial. Grows to6-10 in.
Culinary: Aromatic, pungent.