Herb Gardening 101 - Is it Right For You?
Is starting a herb garden a good option for you? Let's run through the checklist. If you
* have limited space
* don’t have a lot of time to devote to gardening
* are unable, for physical reasons, to spend a lot of time on your hands and knees
* garden conditions are less than ideal: poor soil, bad drainage, too much shade or sun (this would require the use of a container garden)
What Herbs Are Easy To Grow?
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).