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Heidi Strawn
February 4, 2011

Size: 6 to 12 inches

Sunlight requirements: Full sun

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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: Direct-seed or divide plants for replanting in early- to mid-spring.

Where to plant: Garden; containers

When to harvest: 90 to 95 days after planting (June or July is best.)

Produce storage: Store in a cool, dark space, or freeze in airtight containers for 6 to 8 months.

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