It’s wonderful to have a year-round herbal pharmacy for beauty, comfort, and health right at your fingertips. Planting in spring is the time to do it.
All of these herbs can be grown in a flower box or in pots on the patio or balcony with a minimum amount of effort. Good sun exposure, a little water, and you can begin harvesting the young leaves in a couple of months.
I recommend making teas and infusions by soaking the leaves or flowers in a pot of hot water for a good 10 minutes then straining into a cup to drink or apply topically right away. Most of the teas can be stored for up to five days in a tightly closed glass container in the fridge. Cut them fresh for adding to food recipes, and dry them for long-term storage and use.
You’ll never go back to store-bought herbs again.