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"BEST "Growing Herbs in the Tropical S.Florida Climate Zones10-11

What are the herbs that grow best in S.Florida ?

This is a popular question which a lot of my students ,who attend my organic gardening classes ,ask!

The answer is waiting for you right in the garden.

Trial and error is one way to find out .But if you are a new comer to S.Florida then you need to proceed with caution.

First the SOIL is a big challenge here.It is Sandy and acidic and infested with nematodes not to mention   other stuff!

For now we need to focus on the Best herbs that grow best in the S.Florida region.

Here are a bunch of herbs that grow best in the Spring and early summer season:

1)Basil-all kinds from Krishna Tulsi to Thai and Italian Basil..

2-Mint

3-Parsley

4-Sage

5-Rose Mary

6-Chives

7-Cuban Oregano

8-Thyme

Best way to grow herbs is from seeds propagation.There are other ways to do so by root division and cutting.

Best containers to use for growing those above mentioned herbs are earth made pots(No plastic please).

Herbs best uses:

1-Aromatic:Lavender-Marjoram-Hyssop-Verbena-Sage

2-Ground cover herbs:Donkeys ears,chamomile-Roman wormwood,lemon thyme.

3-Culinary:Basil,corriander,dill,fennel,rose mary,sage.

4-Medicinal teas:Kamasutra Mentha-Lemon grass,sage,,saw palmeto-sarase-dandelion-Krishna Tulsi basil

5-Companion plants-Natural pesticides deterrents: Marigold-Calendula-Echenecia-

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