Growing Herbs and Spices

Using freshly harvested herbs and spices can give a great taste, fragrance and flavour to dishes.
Growing herbs and spices like coriander, mint, chillies, peppers, garlic, ginger, turmeric, saffron, etc. adds great beauty and look to the garden.

  1. It is not difficult to grow your own spices and herbs, although many find it so. Actually growing spices is easier than you think. If you choose your plants wisely, it is a great way to save on buying a fresh bunch every time you need just a little bit, if you grow your own herbs. 
  2. You do not need a large growing space. If you have very little space or live in an apartment, then you can use pots and containers, even Styrofoam containers. 
  3. You should consider planting only those herbs you like to eat and which are less susceptible to pests and diseases. Most spice and herb plants are relatively free of pest and disease problems like a turmeric plant due to their oils and flavours, a deterrent against insects and animals.
Coriander plants
Coriander Plants
Following is a list of spices and herbs that you can grow.
  1. Aloe Vera (How to grow aloe vera)
  2. Basil
  3. Capsicums (peppers) (how to grow capsicums, peppers)
  4. Chillies (how to grow chilies)
  5. Cilantro (how to grow cilantro)
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Cloves
  8. Comfrey (how to grow comfrey) (medicinal herb, soil improver and fertilizer)
  9. Coriander (growing coriander)
  10. Curry Leaves (growing curry leaves)
  11. Fenugreek Growing fenugreek Methi)
  12. Galangal
  13. Garlic (How to grow garlic)
  14. Ginger (growing ginger)
  15. Kaffir lime (a citrus tree, the leaves are used as a spice)
  16. Lemongrass
  17. Mint (grow mint in container)
  18. Nutmeg
  19. Oregano
  20. Parsley
  21. Pepper (peppercorns)
  22. Rosemary
  23. Saffron (How to grow saffron)
  24. Stevia (Growing Stevia)- a natural calorie-free sweetener.
  25. Thyme
  26. Tumeric (turmeric plant)
  27. Vanilla
Fenugreek leaves
Fenugreek Methi Leaves


  1. Money plant

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