First, decide on the size of your herb garden; this will depend on the amount of variety you want. In a container, you can also plant multiple types of herbs in one pot. Chives, mint, basil, rosemary, cilantro, and a jalapeño pepper share a home in this long container on a deck near the kitchen door. If you would like an area of 10 feet by 5 feet would be a perfect beginner’s garden. You might like to grow some of the more colorful and frequently used herbs, such as parsley and purple basil, as border plants.
A diagram of the area and labels for the plants also will help.
Tip: Keep annual and perennial herbs separate.