Collection: Annual Herb Seeds

Annual herbs are nothing short of magic. Any one of these humble herbs will easily elevate a meal from bland to gloriously flavorful—so keep these herbs close at hand, ready to use in your next recipe! Choose between eighteen different types of basil, and five different types each of cilantro and dill. Or grow something a little more unusual like Milk Thistle Seeds or Purslane Seeds. Whatever varieties you decide to grow, you’ll quickly realize that homegrown annual herbs are a gamechanger in the kitchen!

What we love about annual herb seeds

  • 40+ easy-to-grow annual herb seeds
  • Perfect project for beginning gardeners and kids
  • Aromatic, flavorful herbs enhance homecooked meals
  • Heirloom, open-pollinated, and organic certified seeds

What we love about annual herb seeds

  • 40+ easy-to-grow annual herb seeds
  • Perfect project for beginning gardeners and kids
  • Aromatic, flavorful herbs enhance homecooked meals
  • Heirloom, open-pollinated, and organic certified seeds

The best annual herb seeds for your eating garden

Transform your homecooked meals into signature dishes that your family will love with these annual herb seeds. Annual herbs are the easiest, fastest growing herbs from seed, and having fresh herbs on hand will be your new favorite life hack. No more emergency runs to the grocery store to sort through wilted basil—you can just step out to the garden and harvest a few stems as you need them, minimizing your food waste.

Keep classic culinary herbs like basil, cilantro, and dill close at hand and always ready for the next recipe. Or, try something new this season like Purslane or Perilla (Shiso) two lesser-known, albeit very flavorful, annual herbs. Dill, one of the fastest herbs to grow from seed, is harvestable in as little as 40 days from sowing. Many other annual herbs can be enjoyed in under two months.

Versatile annual herbs are easy to grow in container gardens

Growing annual herbs from seed is easy—all annual herbs can be direct sown in the garden after your area’s average last spring frost date, but you can start some annual herbs seeds indoors to get a jumpstart on the growing season.

Most herbs tolerate poor to average soils, so don’t stress over fertilizers or nutrients—top-dressing the planting site with a little compost will be more than enough.

Choose a planting site that drains well and receives at least six hours of direct sunlight. Cilantro can tolerate some shade (the heat of the midday sun may cause cilantro to bolt early) but most other herbs prefer full sun.

Container gardens are the go-to for planting annual herbs—the pots warm the soil up faster and improve drainage. Just be sure to keep your containers close to the kitchen—maybe even on a windowsill—so that these delicious herbs are always at the ready when needed!

Many annual herbs are drought-tolerant plants, so allow the surface soil to dry out between waterings. Cut annual herbs hard and harvest them often—the more you pick, the more your plants will produce! If you see your annual herbs beginning to make flowers, pinch the flowers off to prevent the plant from going to seed and slowing its harvests. Learn all about planting herbs and caring for them in our Herb Seeds Planting Guide.

Quality annual herb seeds are always non-GMO and filler free

Not only is the Eden Brothers’ herb seed catalog the most expansive collection of annual herbs on the market, but it’s also the catalog with the highest-quality products. When we took the Safe Seed Pledge, we made a commitment to never produce or sell genetically modified seeds. All Eden Brothers’ seeds, whether heirloom, open-pollinated, or hybrid, are always guaranteed non-GMO and filler-free.

Save yourself the chore of ever having to buy grocery store herbs again and grow your own annual herbs at home this year. Annual herbs like basil and cilantro are customer favorites that sell out fast, so order your seeds today and get growing!