It’s said the best place for the kitchen herb garden is… well… right outside the kitchen. But not every garden space near the kitchen is an ideal location for growing herbs because they would be in shade.
Such is the case in my new home. There will be no skipping outdoors and snipping fresh oregano to sprinkle over my pizza. And I think that if you’re able to harvest fresh herbs for tonight’s dinner, skipping should be involved.
Or running if it’s raining. That would be fine.
I sat on my porch swing just outside the kitchen door last year and watched in vain, day after day, for the sun to shine on that side of the home, but alas it gets about 2 hours of morning sun to the far right and an hour of sun during the evening on the left. Worse than part shade, I think it’s safe to say that’s full shade.
Does that mean that I’m without the hope of growing a culinary herb garden right outside the kitchen?
Thankfully the answer is, “No!”
Here is a short list of culinary herbs I’m considering incorporating into my future perennial shade garden.
8 Culinary Herbs for the Shade Garden
Click here to find other edibles you can grow in the shade!