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Herbs Just about every dish tastes better with fresh herbs -- and there's no better way to get fresh herbs than to grow them yourself. From classic favorites such as basil, rosemary, mint, and thyme to lesser-known varieties, follow these growing, tending, and harvesting tips for success. Start with 15 easy-to-grow favorites. Herbs work almost as well indoors as they do outside; here's how to grow herbs inside for easy cooking access. One of the more flexible ways to grow herbs is in containers; get inspiration for growing yours in clever vessels (including a strawberry jar). Most herbs are naturals to start from seed; use these simple directions to get your crops growing. Once your herbs are established, they'll need regular care, including dividing, pruning, and harvesting; make the most out of your garden's herb bounty with this advice (as well as ideas on how to propagate cuttings). Growing herbs is one thing; cooking with them is another thing altogether. We have ideas on how to grow and prepare delicious recipes. And what would

gardening be without a

little fun? Use rosemary as a lush topiary standard, grow edible flowers for pretty blooms to pop into salads and desserts, or dress up a windowsill with herbs.