Young little hyssop plants in black plastic plant pots from the gardener ready to be planted out into the soil of a garden. Seen in Germany in April

Herb gardening has existed since centuries by the time of both Greeks and Romans who knew many secrets of the healing herbs. The herbal and Chinese medical systems each have significant depictions of herbs and their healing power.

The good olden times

Each family had their plot of land to cultivate food that yielded a reliable supply of food grains for the whole family through the year. This comprised of a miniature kitchen garden also that was a source of vegetable and culinary herbs. Thriving on the farm, making their own food and home herbal medications in the farm products was the only way a family can earn their livelihood and daily meals. It was a requirement for survival. However, this trend declined with the development of businesses providing employment and the population explosion. It resulted in not everyone owning and cultivating soil. Gardens still remained popular as status symbols but the wealthy and influential could manage these exotic private gardens.

Mini Herb Garden

A little 100 square feet plot is great enough to grow your miniature herb garden. It is possible to further divide it into square or rectangular sections of miniature plots which may home basil, chives and parsley. Colorful flowering herbs can be planted at the boundaries of the plot for a stunning appearance. For an evergreen supply of herbs all year round; develop a mixture of annual, biennial and perennial herbs. Herbs such as dill, basil and coriander are annuals that bloom for one season only and then perish. Caraway and parsley are biennials that live for two seasons and blossom only in the second season. Perennials such as chives, fennel, mint and tarragon hibernate over winter and then blossom every season providing a continuous supply of herbs.

Power Plant Mini Herb Garden

A convenient way of growing herb garden for men and women that don’t have space is to grow the herbs on desktop or windowsill. The power plant miniature herb garden uses a hydroponic reactor, requiring only water, a nutrient mixture, and a spongy matter used to grow seeds. Watch the basil, coriander or dill grow without soil in this little heart, totally with organic resources. Pruning is essential for an expedited and healthy growth of the plants. Cut the herbs only when they’re fully grown, wash and use them in your cooking for seasoning and garnishing the dishes.

In Terrarium

Terrariums make fantastic herb gardens; they’re imperial, attractive and easy to grow. They need very little care and the water needs are minimal because the blossoms are enclosed. A closed terrarium can survive for months altogether without water since moisture is kept and re-cycled. Small herbs are favored unless you’re arranging a big terrarium which has a great deal of leaves and herbs. Any apparent water-tight container, preferably glass may be used for this purpose. Choose a glass jar or a pickle jar which has a cover or a lid to check moisture from penetrating. More elaborate designs made from acrylic plastic, leaded and stained glass are also available. It is also possible to turn an aquarium into a terrarium and add an elegant touch to your home decor.


A home grown herb garden design doesn’t have to be an elaborate and complex layout. Cast away jars and ceramic pots can turn out as amazing mini herb gardens. The hesitations in developing herbs are just in the mind and procrastinating does not help. Start a little and cute herb garden which will bring exotic scents and flavors in your kitchen including a new dimension to your culinary abilities. Not only are the herbs environmental friendly, you and your family won’t have to think about the allergies as a result of chemicals and pesticides used in the veggies and herbs procured from a vegetable market. You can also rely on a continuous fresh return from your own herb garden – a dream turned into reality.