All you chefs and cooks out there: Get ready to plant some herbs. (BTW, the “H” is silent, but you already knew that.) Herbs are defined as any plants used for food and flavoring. Other types of herbs are used in fragrances and medicines.


If you have a little bit of sunshine, some well-drained soil, a spot of fertilizer, and access to regular water, then you can grow herbs. They will grow outside or inside, but need as much natural light as possible -- at least 4 hours of sun daily. Yes, they can be grown in pots, but herbs prefer the ground where they can really spread out.

10 Popular Herbs

  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Dill
  • Thyme
  • Tarragon
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Basil