Kitchen Herb Seed Collection
What is a Kitchen Herb Garden?
In its purest form, a kitchen herb garden is simply an herb garden focused around growing the culinary herbs you use most often in your kitchen and cooking. They are usually common, easily grown and used like basil, rosemary, oregano, dill, sage, and parsley.
That same herb garden can also grow herbs with multiple uses – such as medicinal, and aromatherapy. Oregano, thyme, fennel, and rosemary are herbs that are used in several ways.
The best kitchen herb garden is easily accessible and used daily, meaning close to the kitchen. It can be a small stand of assorted pots right outside your back or front door, on a windowsill, or on your deck or balcony. Most incorporate several types of herbs in a small area.
A successful kitchen herb garden enables you to routinely use fresh herbs while cooking or planning your meals. Convenience and easy access are key goals, as they will catch your eye and nose while inspiring new and different pairings and uses in your daily cooking.
Why Grow Herbs?
Flavor is the main reason many cooks and gardeners start growing herbs instead of buying them, as gardening is intimately intertwined with flavor and cooking.
Nothing is more fulfilling than the moment when you’re cooking a delicious meal and think, “Some fresh rosemary and a pinch of thyme would make this dish incredible!” Or reaching into your spice cabinet and pulling out a jar of homegrown dried herbs with a ton more flavor than available at the store. Just a pinch of a single culinary herb can take a dish from tasty to delightful.
Many cooks and gardeners don’t realize what they are missing by not growing herbs until they taste just how amazing fresh-grown herbs can be!
Cooking with fresh or home-grown dried herbs enhances the flavors of your food, elevating even simple meals to a whole new level.
Starting Your Kitchen Herb Garden
Plant outdoors or as an indoor herb garden in pots and containers, or even in window boxes or on a deck. Herbs are always a great selection for balcony gardens and apartments with little gardening space.
Use a separate pot or group herbs that like similar soil moisture in containers. Many Mediterranean herbs — thyme, rosemary, and oregano, for example — grow best in free-draining soil and light to moderate soil moisture, while basil does better in consistently moist soil.
Herbs are simple and easy to grow, needing little in the way of space, attention, or rich soil. They need surprisingly little room, so almost any space – from a spot in the garden to the kitchen window sill or a couple of planters off of the back step will work great.
Included in our handpicked kitchen herb seed collection is the book "Grow 15 Herbs for The Kitchen" by Sheryl L. Felty and the following six heirloom seed packets:
- Creeping Thyme (Approx 200 seeds per pack)
- Dukat Dill (Approx 100 seeds per pack)
- Romanesco Fennel (Approx 200 seeds per pack)
- Giant of Italy Parsley(Approx 100 seeds per pack)
- Genovese Basil (Approx 50 seeds per pack)
- Common/Culinary Sage (Approx 50 seeds per pack)
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat - we'll help you grow your best garden!