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The general term “herbs” covers a wide variety of plants, some blooming (like basil and thyme), some more grassy (like lemon grass) or vine-like, and others in a class of their own.

But, how long do herbs take to grow on average? Read on and find out!

six potted herb plants growing close up photo
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Today’s common gardening question: how long do herbs take to grow?

The answer: the average herb species planted from seeds takes between 10 and 30 days to germinate. After germination, if cared for properly, the herbs are ready for the first harvest in another 20 to 30 days, and then the second harvest in 30 to 90 days depending on the herb. That said, the overall time that herbs take to grow varies greatly, for example, dill grows from seed to harvest in some cases in as little as 40 days total.

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