Herb Growing Guide


Crop Rotation Group



Most herbs can be grown in otherwise poor soil but it should be well drained and free of weeds.


Sunny to shady, dependent on herb.

Frost tolerant

Some types are partially frost tollerant but most are not.


Not required.


Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 25cm (9") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Usually sow direct into soil in late spring. Perennial herbs need lifting and dividing in autumn.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.


Just a small area will usually provide more than enough, unless growing for decorative reasons or using them to attract beneficial insects to the garden. You can add a variety of this plant to label what it is and specify spacing or planting times.


Harvest as required, a few leaves at a time. Can be dried by hanging a bunch in a dry place although some flavour is lost when dried.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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Pests which Affect Herb