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7 Giant Herbs You Can Grow at Home | Care2 Healthy Living

7 Giant Herbs You Can Grow at Home | Care2 Healthy Living

I admit it, I live to eat. I also enjoy cooking and having fresh herbs to use for soups, stews and salads. With this in mind I grow herbs in pots and in the ground. As far as I’m concerned one can never have too much basil, parsley or rosemary. The good news is that many of these large herbs are easy to grow and, not only are they tasty, but they are pretty in pots whether you grow them on their own or combine them with other herbs and flowers. For best growth and production most herbs need full sun (4 to 6 hours of direct sun) and excellent drainage but you don’t have to have a big garden to grow them. A balcony or window box will suffice. Depending on what part of the country you live in there are annual, biennial and perennial types. 1. Giant Italian Parsley Giant Italian parsley (Petroselinum crispum ) is a biennial in Zones 6 to 9, but often grown as an annual. I pref...

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