Best Culinary Herbs to Grow in Your Shade Container Garden

Posted on Mar 28 2012 - 1:03am by Mike Lieberman

You were all happy to start your herb garden.

You picked out your location and determined how much sunlight it gets.

Your happiness turned to sadness when you realized that you only get 3-4 hours of sun.

Those dreams of an herb garden were dashed. At least you thought so. In that shaded space, you can still grow your herb garden.

Common herbs that grow well in the shade

There are a few dozen herbs that will grow well in the shade, but I’m not going to list all of those for you.

Why not? Because having feverfew, lady’s mantle and lovage aren’t very practical to grow when you are starting out.

My goal is to provide you with practical herbs that you know what to do with and can use, such as:

Those aren’t the only ones, but they are the most common and useful. There is nothing wrong with borage and sweet woodruff, but I don’t think that’s what you are going to start with.

Your turn

Share this post with family and friends to help them start their herb garden. Then in the comments below, tell me the herbs that you are growing in the shade.

Photo courtesy of Murugananth C on Flickr