Basil, if I could only grow one. Basil, Oregano, and Tarragon if I had to pick three. All three are versatile and used in many different types of dishes...from sauces, to meats to seafood etc. However...I can not live without my garlic and I may want to have cumin on hand as well :-)
If I grow just one herb, I would pick mint because I like the smell of it and the taste when used in cooking. Here are my pick for 3 herbs for beginners, they are rosemary, mint and spring onions. I like this three herbs because they are easy to grow especially for beginners and I use them a lot in my cooking. I use a lot of spring onions in my cooking especially stir fries or salads. Rosemary, I use with roast lamb. I like drinking mint tea.
Ooooh...good question!! That's a hard one for me because I make so many different dishes using so many different herbs! I guess, like many others, I would choose basil, but parsley, cilantro, thyme, rosemary, chives and oregano are all my favorites and the ones I grow to eat!
My herbs surround the patio in tiered raised beds. There is some shade for tender herbs. The mints are planted in long round terra cotta drain pipes for control. In the garden, are many herbs planted as companion plants and to attract pollinators.
Wow! That sounds awesome! We have really sandy soil here so I had to convert to raised beds for my garden last year (not my strawberries). Maybe I will take some hints from you and plant some herbs as companion plants in my garden this year.
Basil, parsley and rosemary. They're all easy to grow (in full sun) and make everything I cook taste better! The other herbs I grow are thyme and oregano, which are also lovely. This year i'll grow all of these and will add cilantro!
The easiest and it is also a perennial is Chives and there are a variety of them. You have regualr chives and then you have garlic chives. They do really good all the ay up to the first hardy frost. They do die in the winter but they come back in the spring. I have gorwn these and even separated them into other pots and given them away and/o made new ones in my garden. I find it best to grow them in pots and not in the ground. They are the easiest for beginners. You can cut them up and put them on your buttered baked potatoes or in salads and much more. Lavendar is another herb that is good in all kinds of nosegay products and also in some bathing and smelly stuff. It is also easy to grow and if grown right in the ground it comes back year after year. Sage is another aromatic plant and it also comes back year after year..in some places.
What herbs do you grow in your garden?I only started growing herbs last summer, with a whiskey barrel filled of mint, some sweet basil and rosemary. Im thinking of growing more herbs but not sure what I want to...