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Herbs in the Florida Garden

herbsHerbs are plants which are grown for the special flavor and aroma of their various parts. They are used mainly to season, enrich, or otherwise improve the taste or smell of certain foods.

Most of the common herbs can be grown seasonally in Florida in sufficient quantities for home use. Since only a small portion of the plant is usually needed at any one time and because the plants the plant are generally small, herbs are adapted to container culture.

Due to popular belief, herbs are sometimes planted among vegetables to repel certain insects and other pests. While pest control with herbs is undocumented in scientific journals, this practice will at least reward the gardener with a steady supply of various herbs.

We have materials on growing and using herbs in cooking. They are a great taste enhancer to replace sodium in the diet.  Please click here for more for more information.