Basil loves the heat, and warm sunny days. Let a few plants go to seed in the garden, and each season new plants will grow again in spring. Prune back healthy plants and they will make new growth for the following summer. Grow it in frost free areas only.
Borage is an annual plant that will readily self seed. It grows to one metre, has large, green, hairy leaves and a taste of mild cucumber. The attractive blue flowers can be used to decorate food dishes. It's also a good animal fodder — goats love it!
Dill grows all year round and will self seed readily. Dill can be cooked with cabbage: it will eliminate the strong odour. It is excellent with fish and seafood. In the garden it helps cabbage, corn, lettuce and cucumber.
Rosemary loves hot sunny days, and prefers a dry, hot position in the garden. Although it grows slowly it is very ornamental and does not die down during the cooler months.
Thyme is a pretty herb that really does enjoy basking in the sun. Plant it around ornamental gardens, on patios, and beside swimming pools.
The following are herbs which are extremely difficult to grow in warm, humid areas.
Sage definitely dislikes humidity, and is very susceptible to root rot in warmer areas.
Chervil is a very delicate herb which also prefers a cool, moist climate.
Marjoram and oregano. For happy and healthy plants, grow these herbs in a cool, shady spot.
Mint can tolerate warmer areas, however it needs a cool, shady, and very moist atea to thrive.
French tarragon is delicate and fragile, and is difficult to grow in hot, humid conditions.
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