Welcome to Our Herb Garden!

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Hello, and welcome.

Our Herb Garden began with the research materials our family compiled when building our own herb garden. It has since become a site where gardeners can find information on growing herbs, the history of many common culinary herbs and our own gardening notes.

The most popular part of our site are the companion planting guides. We were among the first to put the focus on growing herbs with other herbs and plants.

Growing Herbs…from seeds to harvest

Nothing fancy here, just some old-fashioned techniques for growing culinary and ornamental herbs in your own garden.

While catnip, may not be a delicacy for humans, we thought it was only fair to include something for pets too. It also makes a great companion plant and attracts honeybees.

Companion Planting With Herbs

Our companion planting guide covers most of the yummy herbs we talk about. It contains information on which plants can be grown together and which ones should perhaps be kept apart like two naughty children.

The planting guide also covers attracting beneficial and detering harmful insects.

Herb History

Did you know that some of our favorite culinary herbs were once thought to be too bitter to eat? Or that some were thought to cause horrible maladies? Historical uses of herbs go from the sublime to the ridiculous but they sure make interesting reading. Visit History of Herbs to learn which herbs were thought to be effective against snakes in the head, scorpions, fickle lovers and a whole host of other maladies, real or imagined.

What’s New in Our Garden

Creeping thyme, silver-edged lemon thyme and golden lemon thyme are the latest editions to Our Herb Garden.

Happy Gardening!