Posted: 30/05/2013 at 22:06
I grow herbs which I'm likely to use in cooking...
...chives and garlic chives are grown in a bed with flowers and are perennials.
Crully parsley grown as a biennial, sage, lemon balm and thyme make up the herb bed and are perennials.
Basil and coriander are sown each spring, basil is planted along side toms as it's supposed to improve the taste of the toms and coriander next to a path as I love the small when you brush past it.
Mint is in a pot as it's roots are invasive and rosemary in a pot which I'm intending to train into a one stemmed bush with a ball of rosemary at the top.
I let most flower apart from basil, to attract insects and the coriander seeds can be saved for next year or put in a pepper grinder for cooking.
I also grow bulb fennel and cut the leaves to use in dishes.
Which herbs do you want to grow? Most are quite easy although some can be tricky particularly the mediterranean ones. If you want only one plant it's also cheaper to buy the plant than sow from seed.