Starting a garden used for cooking

What are the easiest herbs to grow at home? What are the best plants to grow to use for cooking? What are some of the best plants to start a new garden? What advice would you give someone who wants to start their own garden at home?

Submitted by tmh7506

Hi, Wel if you investigate this website you'll find answers and instructions about how to start and maintain a garden and you'll find lots of garden plans you can follow when you plant. Now, as far as the herbs go, as long as you have plenty of sunshine (at least 6 to 8 hours) you can grow most anything you like. Just know that some species, such as basil, are frost sensitive so don't plant them outdoors until frost danger has passed. Some good perennial herbs include: culinary sage, certain thymes (check the planting label to see if the thyme you like is hardy in your zone), lavender, oregano, chives, and garlic chives. Plus, some annual herbs such as fennel and dill often self sow and replant themselves. Other easy herbs include parsley, basil, cilantro, and rosemary. Check out our herb section of our Plant Encyclopedia on this website for details. You can do an Advanced Search and get a planting list of herbs that fit your growing conditions.

Answered by doug.jimerson