Skip to main content

Growing herbs together

  • Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Oregano (all like free draining soil, not too much water and full sun)
  • Basil, Parsley (all need consistent moisture)

Herbs that do not grow well together

  • Mints – planting different varieties of mint together – flavours????

Image Caption

Table of herbs

Herb Position Care Uses



Mint is invasive to either plant in a pot or sink a pot into the ground to avoid it taking over your garden.

Plant in well drained soil in light shade

Minimal care required. Water well & mulch the soil to keep in moisture.

Feed in Spring and Autumn

If the plant shows signs of disease, mint will quickly regrow if cut down to the ground

  • Boiled Potatoes
  • Chop finely and add to salads & couscous
  • Cocktails!
  • Teas
  • With lamb


Large container or soil

Full sun

Well draining soil

Don’t overwater and feed minimally

Prune sage in Spring or after flowering. Prune top third of stems

  • Stuffing
  • With eggs
  • teas
  • Sage butter with pasta

(Evergreen perennial)

Container, in ground or between paving

Full sun

Well draining soil with grit added (can rot if the ground is too wet)

Very little. Thyme thrives in very dry conditions with little nutrients

Prune after flowering to encourage new growth and stop it getting woody.

Protect from becoming too wet, especially in winter

  • add to bouquet garni
  • in omlettes
  • with poultry
  • garlic & thyme mushrooms
  • soups, sauces

(Evergreen perennial)

Large container or ground

Full sun

Well draining soil (Rosemary hates its roots sitting in wet soil)

Very little.

Don’t overwater and feed minimally

Prune after flowering

  • Roast potatoes or vegetables
  • Rosemary Salt
  • Rosemary oil
  • Rosemary bread


Chives grow easily from seed


Lemon Balm