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Weekend Gardener: Planting herbs and flowers together

Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 9:59 PM CDT
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (KBTX) - Saving space can be tricky in a garden, especially if you already have a ton of plants growing. One way you can condense your garden without impacting the growth of your plants, is by planting flowers and herbs together.

Lisa Whittelsey with Texas A&M Agrilife says some herbs will grow really well in a bed with other flowers.

“Some of you may have beds already at home. And you’re like I don’t really have room to have a vegetable or herb bed. Well, guess what you can interplant them and they look beautiful,” says Whittelsey.

Herbs like basil, rosemary, and cilantro work really well in multipurpose gardens.

Whittelsey suggests that you avoid planting mint in a flowerbed since it grows at a rapid pace and can take over the entire flower bed. Instead, she recommends a container.

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