Whether you have a tiny yard or a few acres, you can always tuck a few pots of herbs in a corner somewhere.
You aren't limited to containers though; if you have the space go ahead and plant them in the ground. They'll have more room to spread out and grow large, and it's easier to overwinter the perennials too.
What kinds of herbs can you grow in garden or container? The sky is the limit, but you might want to consider your purpose for growing them. You could grow medicinal or culinary herbs, but there are other reasons to choose too. I grow a few herbs just because they smell wonderful when you brush against them, and another one or two that are simply pretty.
Why not grow the herbs that you use most often. Or grow a couple that are hard to find in the grocery store; that's the reason I grow tarragon. Maybe you want a "pizza garden" or a "French herb garden".
Some common Italian culinary herbs are basil, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Cumin, cilantro, oregano, thyme and marjoram are staples in Mexican dishes.
These lists aren't all-inclusive by any means, so once you define your purpose you can do some research and decide what plants you'd like to grow. I'm sure you noticed that many are dual-purpose. Lemon balm is medicinal, it's used in tea, is fragrant and attracts bees. Basil is fragrant, attracts pollinators, and is used in both French and Italian cooking. Consider what kind of soil each one likes, the size they will be when mature, and if they are a good match for your climate.
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