Herbs are an essential part of any garden, giving flavor and relish to our food, giving healing to our bodies and contributing to the diversity, beauty, and health of the garden. Herbs repel pests, attract helpful insects, and generally bring the garden into balance. Planting herbs nearby improves the growth and yield of most vegetables.
Most of the herbs we offer in this section can be grown fairly easily and with every hope of success; those difficult to germinate are clearly marked. If you have slow germination - this has nothing to do with the percentage germination; it has everything to do with the nature of the seed. If making an herb garden, choose a piece of land facing south or south-west, or at least as open a piece of ground as possible. It is also good practice to plant herbs at strategic places in the vegetable garden.
As regards the growing of herbs, it can safely be said that all herbs should be grown in well-drained soil and many of them prefer a sunny position.
Annual herbs will generally do well in the bed with vegetables. Most herbs will want to be planted when the soil is warm. These are easy to grow. Many are members of the carrot family, like dill, parsley, and cilantro.