The summer garden is perfect for growing fresh herbs. You can start your herbs from seeds, but I like the ease of planting herbs already growing in small pots from the nursery. Unless you are very busy in the kitchen a pot or two of each herb will be enough for your cooking needs.
My favorite five herbs to grow in the garden are basil, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and flat leaf (Italian) parsley. They like full sun (at least six hours) and medium amounts of water. Using these herbs will encourage growth. When the basil gets large, I often pinch a stem, place in water to root and soon have another plant to grow in the garden.
|Flat Leaf Parsely|