Starting a Herb Garden

There is nothing nicer than being able to pop into your garden and pick the herbs you need to flavour your food. I’ve always had a herb garden but not since I moved into my new house so now it’s time to start one up here. The Little Man was a willing helper while we sat at the table in the sunshine and filled little pots with compost and seeds. I wrote the labels and he stuck them on. He had lots of fun and made tons of mess, but no worries, he said we could clean it all up with a magic stick!

Hopefully the seeds will soon start to grow and then we can plant them out into the garden. I can’t wait and I’m sure the Little Man is just as impatient. I can’t wait to see his face when we start to see the seeds sprout. Now I just have to decide the best place to plant them. I’m thinking maybe the front garden as it’s nearer to the kitchen and it would be nice to be greeted with the smell of herbs as we come home. 

My favourites are chives and dill, I love them with fish, I love rosemary with lamb, but did you know it also tastes really nice with chicken? I’ve never grown garlic before but I use it all the time so I’m hoping that it grows. Basil and oregano are great with pasta dishes. What’s your favourite herb?

I’m linking up with Country Kids from Coombe Mill, it’s been such a long time since I made and outdoor post, hopefully there will be more to come.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall 


  1. May 23, 2015 / 8:35 am

    We have a herb garden in my greenhouse, I think Rosemary is one of my favourites as it is so hardy and great with many greek meals. I also love chives but apparently so do our pet goats who have been housed there over the spring and I now have no chive plant left! I hope your collection fairs better. Thank you for sharing with me on country Kids.

  2. May 23, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    Ooh hope you get lots of big delicious herbs. I am going to try chillies soon, I love growing those as they seem hard to kill!

  3. May 23, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    i love herbs. Some years i'll get motivated and grow some whilst other years i just can't seem to get started. hope you get lots of lovely herbs. x

  4. May 24, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    We started with our seed planting too. Sadly I think we are too late as its been awhile and still no bud in our tomato but we really enjoyed planting it. Like your son here =) #countrykids

  5. May 25, 2015 / 10:29 am

    Hopefully they will sprout soon! Gardening with little ones is such fun, and a great learning experience too. Ours love it. #countrykids (Dill's my favourite BTW as it reminds me of Russia, where it's in pretty much every dish!)

  6. May 25, 2015 / 9:34 pm

    We grow herbs on the balcony. I don;t seem to have much luck with things like parsley, corriander and dill, which is a shame as I use a lot of those, but then in some ways it's nice to have the ones I wouldn't buy each week on hand whenever I do want them like rosemary, mint and sage. Plus I like running my hand over the plants when I'm out there and breathing in the scent.

    I'm impressed that you are growing them from seed. I am lazy and buy the plants already grown.

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