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Any Herb-Lovers Here?

I just returned from buying two nice patio tomatoes and a bunch of herbs.  This has always been my favorite time of year with planting going on, but my new yard doesn't have the space or sunlight to grow a garden.... besides the fact that the deer would eat it all Frown.  Soooo... I am contenting myself with my little pots on my screened in porch.  My parents are having fun planting a big garden on the property they inherited from my grandparents, so I plan on helping them with that on weekends Smile.

 In HS, I started an herb garden in my parents back yard.  It is funny to remember digging up my little spot with a soup spoon and outlining it with discarded bricks and geodes.  There is a little nursery right behind my parents house, and I would grab and few dollars and go buy some plants.  I just loved my herb garden!  It was under a crab-apple tree, and I would sit there, weed, and just think about life in general.  I was sad when, after I moved out, my parents decided to tear down their fence, which destroyed my little garden.  But by that time, I was married and in a house of my own. 

Besides my two tomato plants, which I plan on growing the "upside down" method, I bought oregano, chives, basil, thyme, and lemongrass (which I have always heard about but have never been able to find!).  I plan on getting some mint and parsley... I couldn't find the Italian flat-leaf parsley today so I didn't buy any.  It is just easier to chop and more flavorful than the curly-leaf.  I may get some cilantro, too, which is wonderful in homemade fresh salsa and in Taco Soup. 

Does anyone here plant any kinds of herbs in the garden, windowsill, or in pots?  If so, what do you plant and what do you use it for?

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