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5 herbs that belong in every kitchen garden

April 2, 2013, 1:18 p.m.
oregano growing in pots

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Oregano

With pungent, tight, oval leaves, oregano works wonders in Italian dishes, which favor sweet and savory flavor combinations. Oregano is one of the few herbs that tastes even better dried than fresh. This herb also works wonders as a companion plant to help keep bugs at bay in the vegetable garden.