Learn which herbs are best to plant as divisions or as plants
Herbs to plant as plants or divisions:
Bay (Laurus nobilis)
Bergamot (Monarda didyma)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Hops (Humulus lupulus)
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Lady’s-mantle (Alchemilla zanthochlora)
Lamb’s-ears (Stachys byzantina)
Lavender (Lavandula spp.)
Lemon verbena (Aloysia triphylla)
Mint (Mentha spp.)
Monkshood (Aconitum spp.)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia spp.)
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis)
Sweet woodruff (Galium odoratum)
Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa)
Thyme (Thymus spp.)
Violets (Viola odorata)
Garden Starting Steps
Growing Herbs From Seed, Cutting and Root by Thomas DeBaggio (Interweave Press, 1994).
The New Seed Starters Handbook by Nancy Bubel (Rodale Press, 1988).
Click here for the main article, Herb Gardening for Beginners.
Pat Herkal is a frequent contributor to The Herb Companion who enjoys the gardening challenges of Wyoming’s schizophrenic Zone 4 climate. She collects hardy roses, underplanting them with a large variety of herbs and perennials.
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