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8 Must Have Herbs to Grow This Summer

8 Must Have Herbs to Grow This Summer

I don't remember when I fell in love with herb gardening. For a very long time, herbs have been one of my favorite types of plants to grow. Perhaps that's because growing herbs was one of my first gardening successes.

Whether I'm growing herbs in a big garden or containers on my deck, there are a few that I always plant. And the bonus here is that they're all easy to grow.

Read on for my top 8 must have easy to grow herbs for you to try in your garden this summer

An Herb and A Spice in One

An Herb and A Spice in One

While visiting my favorite Mexican restaurant recently, I stopped by the front door to admire the garden the cook and his friend had planted. I saw tomatillos and peppers and one of my favorite herbs, cilantro. It reminded me how much I love this plant.  And it also reminded me of how frustrating and fun it can be to grow all at the same time.

Read on to find out why planting cilantro is a great idea.

8 Herbs to Grow This Summer

8 Herbs to Grow This Summer

You don't need a big garden to grow herbs. Every summer I grow them on the sunniest part of my deck in pots. Herbs make great container plants. They love lots of sun and well-drained soil. You can really get creative and not just grow them together in their own containers but add them to your floral containers as well. In the past, I have used chives instead of spikes for height in the center or back of larger container. I've also added trailing herbs like different varieties of thyme to the front of containers.

 Read on to find out are my top 8 must have herbs that live on my deck every summer.