The partially shaded spot, sunny in winter, is perfect for parsley and cilantro, and the chives and sorrel seem to like it, too. You could even call the roses (inherited) part of the herb bed, as I hope to use them in a culinary way at some point (I recently made a rose syrup that will be nice in lemonade). Caraway was a bit of a bust, but I plan to try again. I ended up putting sage and oregano at the sunny end of the bed, and both are quite happy. I have cumin and many Asian herbs I'd like to add, but first I need to continue pulling out the violet party happening in there. Also, this spot is low and water pools, so I need to add topsoil.
|The "accidental" herb beds needs work--the flopping flowers had to be corralled with supports; violets threaten to take over.|