When it comes to herbs, there can't be any more versatile than Parsley.
Chives give a pop to your dish and are maintenance free.
Thyme, in my opinion, you can never have enough of.
Basil makes Italian food sing!
Rosemary is so good it can be temperamental.
Sage is superior in stuffing and soups.
I love fresh and dried herbs. I just recently finished my new herb garden,with lots of encouragement from family and friends.
But the best kitchen herbs can be grown indoors in your kitchen window. The 6 herbs mentioned above re the most commonly used herbs and enjoy being trimmed, which promotes bushiness and stronger roots.
I picked up 2 sets of 3 small pots from the dollar store.
They are perfect window herb growing and compact pots with good drainage for the indoors. A good growing medium, I like, is Miracle Grow Potting Soil or Seed Starter. It makes the plants happy and they virtually grow without much fuss.
So the list is:
There are may fun varieties if you are already growing these herbs.
Try a curly or flat Parsley.
Thyme can be German, Lemon, or mini, but the later is very small and fuzzy.
Basil comes in many varieties. This year I planted Dark Purple, Asian Thai, Garden, Boxwood, Flat Italian, Lemon, Sweet, Summer (slow growing) Basil's.
Next year I hope to find another variety to add to my fun herb garden.
Rosemary can be fussy, I found the more I leave it alone, the better it is. And this years plant is a cutting from last years, rooted in water in the kitchen window over winter.
Sage is a great herb to grow. I currently an trying the Tri-color Sage, but next year I want to plant the Russian Sage for a new variety. But regular garden Sage is great!
So there is my list.
I hope you enjoy growing some herbs in your garden this year, or at least on your window sill. I have also inter-planted herbs in my Veggie Garden to ward off bugs and in-vigor the plants.
Enjoy those Herbs!