Herb Gardening 101
An herb garden may be a good option if any of the following apply to you:
- you have limited space
- you don’t have a lot of time to devote to gardening
- you’re unable, for physical reasons, to spend a lot of time on your hands and knees
- your garden conditions are less than ideal: poor soil, bad drainage, too much shade or sun (this would require the use of a container garden)
Some of the more popular and easy to grow herbs are listed below along with information about each.
Basil: An annual plant, these will need to be replanted each year.
Chives: This perennial is easy to grow from seed.
Dill: The seeds as well as leaves are used for flavoring food.
Lavender: This hardy perennial has grayish foliage and fragrant lavender flowers.
Mint: A hardy perennial, mint is probably the easiest herb to grow in almost any climate.
Sage: This herb is another hardy perennial with beautiful foliage and blue flowers.
Thyme: Leaves are cut for drying before purple blossoms open (otherwise the flavor is changed).