How to Plant an Herbal Tea Garden

Stay healthy, keep your purse full, and attract some beautiful butterflies by growing your own herbal tea garden.

You will need

  • Soil bed
  • Garden tiller
  • Compost
  • Bee palm seeds
  • Anise hyssop seeds
  • Lemon verbena seeds
  • Mint seeds
  • Chamomile seeds
  • Cup
  • Hot water

Step 1 Prepare the soil Prepare your soil bed by tilling and adding compost to enrich.

Step 2 Choose your tea Choose the types of teas you’d like to plant. Bee balm, anise hyssop, lemon verbena, and mint chamomile are easy to grow.

Step 3 Plant the seeds Plant the seeds with 12 to 18 inches between them and follow package instructions on caring for each type.

Step 4 Trim the plants Trim the plants, which can grow from 1 to 12 feet tall, though most will only reach 2 to 4 feet.

Step 5 Harvest Harvest your tea by removing either the flower or the leaf.

Step 6 Make a cup Prepare a cup of herbal tea by adding hot water to a cup over 1 tablespoon of fresh leaves or flowers. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruits of your labor.