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.
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. The seeds themselves are pure, clean, fresh and of a high germination, although it should be remembered that some herbs are extremely slow to germinate and patience is often required. This slow germination 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. Perennials often should be divided every three years to get the best growth.