Growing herbs doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming, but a lot of people are discouraged to try gardening these edibles.
The key to successful herb gardening is well-drained soil. Standard soil is generally too heavy and holds too much water for herbs. Try a combination of two parts organic potting soil, perlite for added drainage benefits, and compost for ideal nutrient-rich growing conditions.
Given herbs preference for dry soil, consider growing your herbs in containers! In addition to better control of the soil and drainage, planting your herbs in containers will also make them portable. So, if you need to protect your plants from the elements, you can easily move them to another location. Herbs like oregano, sage, lavender, and mint do well in containers, enjoy full sun, and of course well-drained soil.