I really love growing herbs. Nothing beats freshly harvested herbs to really perk up a homemade meal. I grow about 20 different herbs every year for both food and medicine. While some herbs have given me a really hard time getting them to grow (I’m looking at you white sage!) other herbs, have gotten completely out of hand in the garden.
My first out of control herb was dill. It was my first year with an unlimited sized garden and I was going to grow my own dill and learn to make pickles. It was also my first year with chickens and I had sadly underestimated their drive to get into my garden and take 2 bites out of everything they could find. Since the pickling cucumbers were a bust, I let the dill go to seed. Big mistake. Dill has popped up in my garden every year since.
Calendula followed closely behind the dill problem…though you can really never have enough calendula so that’s not so bad! Since then there’s been catnip, valerian, chives and….well, here the whole list!