Herbs-Easiest Gardens Ever!

Herbs are among the easiest culinary plants to grow and tend. Planting a few herbs can give a new gardener quick success as well as advancement in their cultivation skills. Learning to care for herbs and using them in simple meals can boost the confidence of any gardener. Start with herb plants that appeal to your smell, taste and what you actually like to eat.

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Patio Container Gardening


Simple Herb gardens

Perennial herbs are plants that live more than one season. Common culinary herb are Rosemary, Oregano, Sage, Mints and Thyme. These can be planted in individual patio pots (such as a galvanized tub)and used for many seasons.

Annual and tender perennial herbs that you can plant in a patio box and use in your kitchen seasonally are the following:

Parsley, Chives, Dill, Arugula, Fennel, Stevia, Lemon Balm, Cilantro, Basil.

All of these herbs are incredibly easy to incorporate into meals and smoothies. Parsley for instance has a very high nutrition value.

See here for plant nutrition information:

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Herb Gardens as Landscapes


Landscape with Herbs;

Advanced Herb Gardens

If you have the space, the right sun and the desire you can landscape with herbs. Having a larger selection of herbs allows for greater production. Now you have access to many more varieties as well as a unique sustainable landscape. Many herbs mature and flower then become great pollinator plants. Perennial herbs take on a more established role in your overall landscape and moving your space toward a permaculture design.


Herb Wheel Design


For landscapes with sizable space and adequate sun exposure. This is a project that requires good planning and design. For gardeners who have a strong desire to harvest a great deal of culinary herbs or to have a permeant landscape feature.