I was so excited today because it was sunny and warm, so I went to the farm market and bought some fabulous herbs to add to the herb and greens garden I started out on my back deck last last weekend. So far, this year, I have 3 types of basil, 2 types of sage, peppermint, spearmint, oregano, 2 varieties of thyme, parsley, chives (came back from last year), red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and kale. My friend Jodie, who owns Glenwild Garden Center has some mizuna and tatsoi on order for me, so I'll be super excited to add them to the garden next week. In addition, I purchased more lavender which I will tuck into my flower planters. I am sure I'll add more herbs to my garden as summer progresses, but this is a good start!
Since I love cooking with fresh herbs, fortunately, these herbs are hardy and easy to grow in the warmer months, and if you have the time, I recommend you give it a try. I grow herbs in containers on my deck, but they can (of course) be grown in your yard, or if you have no outdoor space, try window boxes. You just need a sunny spot!
I'll take some photos and share them once my herb deck garden starts to flourish, but meanwhile here is one of my favorite photos from my deck garden a few summers ago.