The first step in starting an herb and spice garden is to choose an appropriate location. While a few herbs will grow in shaded areas, most require at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sun per day. Some northern herbs, such as lemon balm and lavender, require shade during the summer. They may prefer locations where a canopy of a deciduous tree blocks the midday sun.

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