Herbs are among the most satisfying and easiest of all culinary plants to grow. Herbs are not fussy plants and grow well in poor dry soils and full sun, although many will tollerate partial shade. In fact, if you want the best flavour and aroma from your herbs it is best to grow them in under-nourished well drained conditions, in the sunniest part of the garden. One of the exceptions this rule is the mint family, which grows best in moist rich soils.
Most annually grown herbs are easily raised from
seed, such as angelica, basil, borage, coriander,
dill, fennel, parsley and summer savory. Although
nursery grown plants are cheap enough and will soon
spread to form large clumps for regular picking.
For a comprehensive list see Culinary Herbs for Kitchen Gardens.