|Nasturtiums smothering cabbages, 2016|
By far, the best herbs for me are the perennials: they require little work and keep coming back every year. True, they don't all come back every year; I seem to have lost the marjoram and I actually managed to kill a mint?! Here's my tally of perennial herbs currently still alive:
- Lemon balm
I do my best with the annual herbs every year, but the slugs love them as much as we do. I almost never get basil because of slugs; even when grown in pots on the patio table it's been demolished. However, I've had success with:
- Calendula (this and the above two are pretty good self-seeders)
Trying to grow
I've got seeds for summer savory and Chinese chives (garlic chives), neither of which I've managed to grow before; the chives are a perennial, so hopefully I can get them going this year. And I'll probably try basil yet again; wish me luck!