On top of this, I'm the biggest brown thumb on the planet. Seriously, I try every year. I try hard. But my little 35 square foot garden usually yields about 3 carrots, 2 tomatoes and a handful of jalepeños in a year. Yes, I'm that bad.
But herbs are different. Maybe they're more foolproof than veggies. In any case, about this time I plant a bunch in pots, and I don't have to buy any for months. One plant, that will yield all season long, costs about the same as 1 or 2 small packages at the grocery store.
Come fall, we'll talk about how to preserve herbs over the winter.
One more note. Have you tried Trickling Springs's ice cream? Waaaay good. Their Strawberry is about the best I've ever had -- and when it comes to ice cream, I'm really addicted. The seasonal flavor right now is Lemon Chiffon, and it's pretty darned incredible too. Hurry up and get some, before I eat it all!