Spring is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time for growing herbs. Many herbs grow well in the spring climate, but It’s important to choose medicinal plants that can survive temperature fluctuations, such as cool mornings and warmer afternoons. Try filling your spring herb garden with the herbs for spring listed below.

Top Herbs for Spring:

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Cilantro – With its distinct flavor, cilantro is a tasty addition to your herb garden. It is best in full sun with some afternoon shade.

Parsley – When choosing herbs for spring, don’t forget parsely! It adds powerful nutrients, color, and flavor to your meals. It grows in full sun or partial shade.

Basil – This versatile herb works in a range of culinary dishes and is a staple herb for spring. You may benefit from growing your basil indoors before moving it outside once the weather is warmer.

Dill – According to herbgardens.about.com, dill grows quickly in cool spring soil, and then reseeds itself once it has been trimmed back numerous times. It is recommended to plant in the early spring and then continue to plant it at weekly intervals throughout the season.

Chives – If you enjoy a soft onion flavor, you will definitely want to include chives in your spring garden. Chives make great herbs for spring because they do not need much attention and grow in full sun to partial shade.

Lemon Balm – A member of the mint family, lemon balm can endure the uncertainty of early spring weather. However, plant it early because lemon balm does not bode well in hotter temperatures. It has a wonderful aroma and pairs well with fruit dishes and hot or cold tea.

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Sources:

http://herbgardens.about.com/od/seasonalcare/tp/5-Herbs-For-Early-Spring-Gardens.htm

http://theherbgardener.blogspot.com/2010/04/10-herbs-for-your-spring-garden.html

http://www.organicgardening.com/learn-and-grow/best-herbs-spring

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