One of the best things about the summer is getting to use fresh herbs without paying an arm and a leg at the grocery store.
I’ve finally got my little herb patch just about where I like it. It’s only a little 5 ft. by 4 ft. patch off the back patio, but I love it.
I’ve had my herbs in pots on apartment balconies in years past as well and they’ve still thrived, but it does seem easier to have them in the ground. It’s a little less watering, but a little more weeding.
There are a few I’ve kept in pots, rosemary and bay laurel so I can move them inside for the winter, and two kinds of mint so they don’t take over the entire garden.
The other herbs are flat-leaf parsley, basil, thyme, oregano, sage, garlic chives and lavender.
So far no issues with little critters nibbling at anything, but I’ll keep you posted.
If you have any wish for your own little herb garden, plants like thyme, oregano, chives and sage are super easy to grow, and not very picky about sun and water.
Many types of those will also come back each year or self-seed. Good luck if you give it a try!