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Richter’s herbs




Richter’s Herbs is located in Canada and puts out the best herb catalog I know of. They not only have a fantastic selection of herbs both plants and seeds, but provide a detailed description of uses for the herbs and growing conditions needed.

I’ve been pretty unsuccessful with herb gardening so far down here. It ‘s only been a year but my first two attempts have failed. I had some basil grow and there is rosemary I transplanted from one of those tree forms they sell at the holidays but all else croaked in the Texas sun.

I found several seeds to order from Richter’s that are zoned for this climate:
agastache
lemon basil
lime basil
bay laurel
cardamon
mauve chives
corrander
eucalyptus
lavender
sweet marjoram
nepitella
greek oregano
garden sage
wormwort
red yarrow
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I’ll put the order in the first of the month and we’ll try again when the seeds arrive.

The Woodland’s Garden Club has a nice chart of information on herbs to grow in Houston