Each spring I plant herbs in pots that can sit on the deck, close to the kitchen. Then, if it is raining I do not have to tiptoe through wet grass to collect just the right herbs for the dish - I just step onto the deck and rosemary, parsley, thyme, savory, oregano, basil, marjoram and French tarragon await me.
Nasturtiums are planted in each pot with the herbs to provide a splash of colour and edible flowers with which to decorate a salad. As you may be able to see, I have to place the potted herbs up on a bench to prevent little bunnies from eating them right down to the soil. Potted herbs - a little luxury that can be enjoyed every day.
Here's a delicious way to use your herbs: Use several herbs for this concoction - I often trim tops that are growing to high or pinch back ones that I want to bush out more and use the leaves from these pinchings. Finely chop what you have (you can choose the herbs to suit your sandwich) parsley, basil, oregano, marjoram, etc. and mix it into the mayonnaise you plan to spread on the bread for your sandwich Everything tastes better with the addition of a few herbs!
What's your favourite herb? I love basil - but French Tarragon is to die for - add it liberally to a potato salad.