Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

18 indispensable herbs

Our guide to growing and cooking with basic and gourmet herbs

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Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Johanna Silver


(Perilla frutescens)

Its leaves taste something like mint, something like cinnamon; they add zest to salads. Warm-season annual; grows 2 to 3 feet tall. All zones.

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