Size: 18 to 60 inches
Sunlight requirements: Full sun
Water requirements: About 1 inch per week—herbs in containers need more moisture.
Soil requirements: Well-drained, alkaline soil that isn’t heavily fertilized
When to plant: Start seeds early indoors, or direct-seed in early spring. (Plants tolerate slight frost.)
Where to plant: Garden; containers
When to harvest: 80 to 100 days after planting for stem tips; 120 to 180 days after planting for bunches; harvest before plant flowers for best taste.
Produce storage: Dry in bunches in a dark, dry area. Store in a cool, dark space, or freeze in airtight containers for six to eight months.