5 Steps to a Good Life – #4 Plant an Herb Garden


Herb Garden 34. Plant an Herb Garden.

You don’t need to have a green thumb to plant and grow an herb garden.  Spring and Fall are both a wonderful time to begin.

Small raised bed gardens, planters and garden pots all work well for growing herbs. While some herbs grow well in the shade most produce better in the sun. Some prefer warmer climates while others grow well in cooler temperatures.  Learn your planting zone and what herbs grow best in your area.

Fresh herbs are wonderful when added to your culinary creations, salads and dressings or as garnish for your plate.  They can be used for tea (dry the leaves) medicinal purposes or fragrance. There is no end to what we can do with herbs.

Have fun and enjoy.



  1. Tashi says:

    I would love to start a garden of my own but unfortunately, city life doesn’t really allow for that. That looks delicious. What exactly is in it? It looks like some sort of grain bowl. Save a bite for me!

    1. thehappycardinal says:

      Natasha, Your fire escape just outside your kitchen window would be a wonderful place for an herb pot. You can use a large pot and grow many different herbs in it. It would be absolutely perfect and within arms reach of your kitchen. Think about it. I’ll help you with it when I see you in three weeks.