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What is the easiest herb to grow?

  1. Denise Handlon profile image90
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    What is the easiest herb to grow?

    Of all the herbs that are commonly grown for household use, which one is the easiest to cultivate and what is it used for?

  2. ShootersCenter profile image72
    ShootersCenterposted 5 years ago

    Most herbs are very easy to grow, basil and oregeno are my favorite to use,  cilantro is also very easy with many uses.

  3. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 5 years ago

    Mint, for making into sauce to serve with lamb; chopped into new potatos or fresh peas.

  4. jaswinder64 profile image60
    jaswinder64posted 5 years ago

    Coriander is the easiest herb to grow.

    What is it used for?

    Coriander is widely used in meal preparations. However, it is also a powerful herb which has many health benefits. Commonly known as cilantro, the leafy herb used in most cuisines, the seeds taken from these leaves are known as coriander. Let’s review why coriander is truly an herb for the ages.

    Coriander, commonly known as Dhania in the Indian Subcontinent or Cilantro in the Americas and some part of Europe, is an herb which is extensively used around the world as a condiment or as a garnish or as a decoration on the dishes.

  5. Randy M. profile image85
    Randy M.posted 5 years ago

    Mint for tea and seasoning lamb - This herb grows itself.

    - but there are other easy ones that grow themselves year after year (perennials):

    Garlic chives - use in place of chives for seasoning soups, eggs, many other things

    Sage - for seasoning poultry

    Annuals that are easy to grow include:

    Basil - just keep snipping off leaves and stems and it regrows, good for seasoning eggs, pasta and more.  I once sold several sacks of the leaves by growing it in a 8 x 8 plot to a caterer and made some good money.

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image94
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    Mint, it is virtually impossible not to grow as it spreads like wildfire and is incredibly versatile.

  7. pipmistress profile image60
    pipmistressposted 5 years ago

    onions, they easily grow. when you forgot to use them you will be surprise of their spout.

  8. Melindas Mind profile image69
    Melindas Mindposted 5 years ago

    Mint. Once you plant mint you can't unplant it, it's like a weed. We grow our mint in a pot so it won't take over the entire yard.

  9. daisydayz profile image87
    daisydayzposted 5 years ago

    For a short answer my mother would say Mint! It took over her herb planter last summer and it was the only one to survive the winter in the garden last year.
    But I myself have found thyme, parsley, lavender and rosemary have taken very well in our small window box, even against welsh weather and lots of rain.

  10. Bldg an Architect profile image66
    Bldg an Architectposted 5 years ago

    Another vote for mint!  It will take over your whole garden if you're not careful.

  11. savingkathy profile image94
    savingkathyposted 5 years ago

    I find chives to be the easiest for me to grow. They require virtually no care, and come back every year. It's great to be able to snip off some when needed for cooking.

  12. Jojosi profile image61
    Jojosiposted 5 years ago

    My vote is for basil.  It can grow even without a lot of care and it also possesses some medicinal properties in addition to the culinary ones

  13. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 5 years ago

    Fennel and dill are like weeds...be careful where you put them, or they will quickly dominate the area....fennel root can be roasted (kind of like a turnip), and the seeds are great in Italian dishes...dill is  great in things like tuna salad or potato salad