My uncle gave me some mint recently, and it's started the battle of the herb garden in our house. I'm ready to stick it in the garden anywhere and move it next year if it's not in a great spot (poor thing's in a bucket wihtout drainage on the deck). My husband wants to carefully plot out what plants are going in our herb garden, the exact dimenions of the garden and where it will go in the field, and whether its a raised bed or rows. and he wants to do this before the mint leaves it's bucket.
So, do you have favorite perennial herbs?
I'm thinking that I want lots of mint types for teas, some chamomile for scent, oregano for cooking, sage for cooking, lavender for scent, catnip for our 5 furbabies, and basil for cooking. I'm not sure what else I should be considering.
I have asparagus planted, parsley I thought was biannual, so i wouldn't want it in the perennial bed. Garlic won't be going in the herb garden bed eitehr since it gets dug up. Actually our garlic is with our raspberries (someone told my husband it would keep the japanse beetles away).
what perennial herbs do you grow and how do you use them? In the fall I might ask the same question about annual herbs, I plan to sneak them into the main garden next spring.