There are many great herbs that grow in shade and there are certain herbs that bolt if the weather gets too hot because they prefer cooler weather. Some of these herbs are for culinary uses in your kitchen, others are medicinal herbs. Growing a medicinal herb garden in a shady spot close to your kitchen is perfect for fresh handfuls of herbs. Herbs can be grown in pots and containers, or in the ground. However, shade herbs still need 3 hours of sunlight a day
Herbs that Grow Well in Shade
- Mints plants like peppermint, spearmint, chocolate mint
- Lemon Balm
- Licorice Mint
Many of these herbs are pretty after they flower too
Below is flowering cilantro which also helps to attract beneficial bugs. You can also save the seeds as coriander spice once they’ve dried.
Flowering chives, another great shade herb
Herb Shade tea garden
Make chamomile or mint tea with your shade herbs
Flowering dill helps to attract beneficial bugs
These flowers are an edible herb flowers that taste like cucumber.
Have you grown herbs that grow in shade before? Let us know in the comments below.