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Our favorite herbs to grow and cook with? Basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, and flat-leaf parsley.

Purple Basil - height: 24", spacing: rows 18", seedlings: 6"; 1,000 seeds, 1 seed per inch (I spaced mine 3" apart, all the way around to not mess with them later)

We planted an pomegranate tree in our front yard. It's a beautiful bush-like plant that is ornamental, and hopefully, delicious too. We have a few flowers that will hopefully turn into fruit. Native to Iran, the plant needs the right mix of temperature and direct sun.

Pink Lemonade blueberries are beautiful and tasty. This plant is much more attractive than the regular blueberry bushes that we have: lush, tall, and feathery. Plus tons of berries that get pink, instead of blue, when they are ripe.

23 Clever Planter Ideas From The Most Unlikely Items

I love the idea of making planters out of the most unlikely items for your herbs and planters. Here are 23 planter ideas that will give your…

A jack-o-lantern pumpkin gets off to a good start in our front yard. Italians eat squash blossoms in pasta, risotto, and stuffed with cheese as an appetizer. We love to dip them in beer batter and fry them up.

Tuscan Kale or 'Nero Toscana' that we planted from seed is doing well. I love this bumpy, blue variety and it works great in our kale chip recipe: http://www.frugal-mama.com/2009/11/mom-when-are-you-going-to-buy-some-more-kale/

#herb - Mojito Mint. Genuinely Cuban, this spectacular culinary herb provides the distinct, aromatic and complex taste to the celebrated beverage.

A dwarf Basil with a delectable mild flavor and a neat, compact shape, improving on the popular favorite Minette.