Ideal Lighting Conditions for Growing Popular Herbs

Different types of herbs thrive under different lighting conditions. The following list includes the ideal lighting conditions that should be adhered to when growing many of the more popular types of herbs.

Herbs that prefer to grow in full sun include:

Basil

Oregano

Rosemary

Sage

Thyme

Herbs that will thrive in full sun or partial shade include:

Chamomile

Chives

Lemon balm

Mint

Parsley

Proper lighting is an important part of the success of any herb garden. By growing your herbs in an environment providing their ideal lighting conditions, you will be helping them to reach their full potential in size, fragrance, appearance, and most importantly, flavor.