You don't need a large garden to enjoy fresh herbs; plant them in containers for a fragrant -- and functional -- addition to your kitchen.
Remember, the more you pick herbs, the more they grow. Snipping or pinching stems will head off flowering, which can make herbs bitter, and you will end up with lusher, fuller plants.
Herb Garden How-To
1. Make sure your container has drainage holes; cover the holes with a pottery shard or a piece of landscape fabric.
2. Half-fill container with a good organic potting soil that has been enriched with a time-released fertilizer.
3. Remove herb plants from their plastic containers and gently loosen the roots.
4. Place herbs into your container with the base of each plant 1/2 inch below the rim of the container or pot.
5. Fill in around the root ball with potting soil, firming it down as you go.
6. Water thoroughly, and place in a spot that has at least six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day.
Herbs seen on the show include dill, cilantro, basil 'pesto perpetuo,' Italian oregano, French tarragon, Italian/plain/flat leaf parsley, curled parsley, sage, English thyme, lemon thyme, mint, spearmint 'Kentucky colonel,' and rosemary. Martha used Miracle-Gro Organic Choice Potting Mix and Scotts Osmocote Multi-Purpose Plant Food.