May 9 – National Herb Day

National Herb Day 

Herbs Fresh

Food Facts on Herbs

  • Herb gardens were almost an essential feature of pioneer homes. They were placed in sunny corners near the house to be readily available to the busy homemaker.
  • An herb is a seed plant that does not produce a woody stem like a tree.  An herb will live long enough to develop flowers and seeds.
  • Herbs are any plants used for flavoring, food, medicine, or perfume.
  • Culinary use typically distinguishes herbs as referring to the leafy green parts of a plant.
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Handbook on Herbs lists 73 different types of herbs.