No matter whether you have a “Back 40” or a 4 foot back patio or deck, as long as you have some good sunshine you can have an herb garden. In fact, many herbs and edible flowers love to be potted.
Terra Cotta Homes
Nasturtiums for one, love confined quarters. Chives, parsley and edible geraniums all do good in terra cotta homes. Depending on your passion you can even keep many potted plants like rosemary, verbena and others alive all winter then put them back out after the last chance of frost has pasted in the spring.
The great thing about potted plants is that you can move them around to make the most of your sunshine as the days get longer, then shorter again. And if you are planning a summer vacation you can drop them off at friends! They’ll love you for it, but you may be missing some of the tender tops when you return!
You Might Even Become Healthier!
Herbs are a quick way to intensify the flavor of you next meal and many have folkloric medicinal values as well as modern antioxidants. I don’t think there is a meal that can’t be improved with either a sprinkle or a handful of herbs and who knows, you might become even healthier!
So no matter how much space you have, go ahead and get your hands dirty.