My first encounter with growing herbs was a few years ago, when I bought a potted parsley plant and put in my kitchen window. I had no idea whether it would live or not, because we do not get much sun in that window, but it was the only place to put it. Thankfully, it lived for about a year before it bolted. Last year, I decided to try to grow several herbs in our new raised garden beds and also grow a few pots worth. This last summer was a very hard on gardens in my area. Some things came up and thrived, but some did not. I was ok with that, after all it is a learning process and even the seasoned gardeners and farmers were struggling. One herb that thrived pretty well was my chamomile. I was really happy with the results.
Anyways, I really enjoyed growing herbs and would like to expand the varieties that I am growing. I would like to have herbs for both culinary and medical purposes. Right now, learning about medical herbs is my big thing, so I would love to have fresh herbs on hands. I have compiled a list of sites that specialize in herb seeds to share with my readers. Here are the sites that I have found. Keep in mind, I have not ordered from these companies yet, but plan to in the near future.
The book I am using to learn about herbal medicine is:
Rosemary Gladstar's Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health: 175 Teas, Tonics, Oils, Salves, Tinctures, and Other Natural Remedies for the Entire Family
I feel this book explains things well and is easy to use. As always, I would encourage anyone who is interested in medical herbalism, to talk to their family doctor before beginning. Herbs are medications and should not be treated lightly. If you are interested in this book for yourself, you can check it out at Amazon.
Herbal knowledge is a good homesteading skill to have. I am just at the beginning stages. I hope to learn a lot more over the years. I plan to post more about this in the future. What's more, you don't have to live in the country to learn herbs, you can live just about anywhere.