Whether you're looking for herb garden ideas for your kitchen windowsill or want to create a fragrant herb border in your garden, there are so many wonderful ways to get started.
From refreshing mint to earthy thyme, there are myriad herbs to choose from, making them an essential addition to your vegetable garden.
‘The flavors from freshly picked home-grown herbs are far superior to shop-bought dried alternatives, especially if organically grown,’ says Period Living's gardening expert Leigh Clapp.
To get the best out of your herb garden, make sure you know when to plant herbs for all of your chosen varieties.
Herb gardens are ideal for beginner growers, as many varieties are hardy and easy to grow amongst your other kitchen garden ideas.
'Hardy herbs grow under a wide variety of conditions and levels of care. They work great in the corners of raised beds, ends of rows or in pots; and thrive in full sun, partial shade or irregular watering,' says Matthew Geldin, head farmer at Farmscape.
'My favorite hardy herbs are Berggarten sage, French thyme, Italian oregano and BBQ rosemary.'
Discover the best herb garden ideas to try in your own home and garden.
BY HOLLY REANEY. CONTRIBUTIONS FROM MELANIE GRIFFITHS