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Get Growing: Ten of Our Favorite Resources for Spring Herb Gardening

Weโ€™ve been growing medicinal herbs for decades, and their return to the garden each spring is still one of the seasonโ€™s great joys. As early as January, cold-hardy herbs like motherwort and lemon balm will start showing off new green leavesโ€”followed shortly by purple-tinged anise hyssop, plush stinging nettles, and fragrant peppermint. Although it will be many more weeks before harvesting commences, their presence is a grand and hopeful sign of warmer days to come.