Herb Gardening

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Aromatic and appetizing herbs delight the senses, and you’ll find “every herb under the sun” at Rohsler’s. Herbs prefer a sunny location and can be grown inside, in the garden, or in outdoor containers.

Some herbs are perennials and will remain in your garden year after year. French Tarragon, Spearmint, Peppermint, and Thyme are all perennials.

Other herbs, including Rosemary, are known as tender perennials. These plants will not usually overwinter in our region. 

Annual herbs include Basil and Dill.

We carry a large selection of culinary herbs, including numerous varieties of Basil and Thyme. We also carry some herbs that are considered ornamental, like Teucrium, and medicinal herbs, like Sweet Cicely and Angelica. Although Bay Laurel is a Mediterranean shrub, we combine this with our herbs.

We pride ourselves on our wide selection of herbs and our knowledgeable staff who can guide you in your selection of herbs and discuss their culinary attributes. We can give you some great advice on what herbs will add flavor and zest to all of your favorite dishes.   

 Many gardeners have tried their hand at growing herbs, including:

  • Basil
  • Italian Parsley
  • Dill
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Tarragon
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Cilantro

Rohsler’s has all of these well-loved herbs, and more you will want to try, such as:

  • Fennel
  • Chervil
  • Bergamot
  • Borage
  • Marjoram
  • Pineapple Sage
  • Creeping Thyme

This spring, plant an herb garden near your indoor or outdoor kitchen. Constant, convenient access to fresh herbs will encourage you to use these flavorful plants in your favorite savory and sweet dishes. Your culinary experiments may even give rise to new recipes. Have you tried using basil in mango sorbet?

Herbs can be grown in a dedicated kitchen garden, in association with non-edible annuals and perennials, as a border (think lavender here), or in containers. In fact, herbs like mint and containers are perfect together. In our area, mint tends to grow and spread -- and then spread even more. Containers will help keep your mint right where you want it.

If you plan to start your herb garden from scratch, Rohsler’s gives you the opportunity to begin with USDA Organic seeds. Check for the USDA Organic logo, which appears on numerous seed packets.

We can also give you a head start with garden-ready plants. This spring, Rohsler’s will be expanding its selection of USDA certified organically grown herbs and vegetables by bringing in One Earth Edibles.

As you design your herb garden, keep in mind that these plants add visual interest to the landscape, and the perfume from their leaves and flowers has been held in high esteem for centuries. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks used herbs and flowers to create cosmetics, and for aromatherapy. Herbs are also useful and decorative when they are dried. There is nothing like dried homegrown lavender in a sachet.

Herbs can also be grown inside during the winter months in a nice sunny window or under grow lights. Rohsler's has what you need and what you will want once you enter the wonderful world of herbs. 

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Rohsler's Allendale Nursery
100 Franklin Tpke
Allendale, NJ 07401-2231