Herb Gardening 101
Fresh herbs are an easy way to add delicious flavor to your cooking, and they are easy to grow in small spaces, and in containers. Try your hand at growing an herb or two, and you will enjoy the benefits.
An herb garden may be a good option if: l you have limited space l you don’t have a lot of time to devote to gardening l you’re unable, for physical reasons, to spend a lot of time on your hands and knees l 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 popular herbs:
Basil: these annuals will need to be replanted each year. Chives: Established clumps can be divided and transplanted. Dill: Another annual, dill has feathery pale green leaves and pale yellow flowers. Lavender: Has grayish foliage and fragrant lavender flowers. Mint: Is probably the easiest herb to grow in almost any climate. Sage: Another hardy perennial with beautiful foliage and blue flowers. Thyme: Cut for drying before blossoms open (otherwise the flavor is changed).