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Flavor your meals with low-maintenance homegrown herbs

Culinary herbs are a favorite of many gardeners. They are easy to grow as they require little care, have few insect and disease problems, and generally prefer moderate fertility levels. In addition, they add fragrance and beauty to the garden. Many herbs such as lavender, sage, and purple basil, are very ornamental and combine nicely in flower or vegetable gardens.

"Now is the time to plan what herbs you will plant this spring," says Jennifer Fishburn, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. "First consider what herbs you use in food dishes, then consider which herb plants will...


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