Whether you have a garden every summer or are considering one this year, herbs can be a great place to start. Most varieties are relatively low-fuss and offer a plentiful harvest that can be dried and used throughout the year.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Bright green and available in many interesting varieties, growing your own basil can save you quite a bit of money as fresh basil tends to be expensive in-store.
Available in garden or garlic varieties, chives add a delicious pop of color to your garden when their edible purple flowers bloom.
Oregano is extremely versatile, easy to grow, and full of flavor once its leaves dry.
Food and drinks get an invigorating kick from fresh mint, but plant it in containers to avoid it spreading to unwanted areas.
Easy to grow and always good to have on hand, sage comes in many varieties but make sure the one you’re planting is edible, since a couple aren’t.
Another colorful garden addition, lavender adds something different to desserts and drinks and can even be used to make your own lavender oil.