Grow your own herbs Adding herbs to pots serves a dual purpose – they look and taste great! Have fun arranging different herb pots on your windowsill (it will save water and be easier to access), create a herb zone in your courtyard or garden, or interplant herbs among your vegetables. Best of all, most herb plants are easy to look after and use minimal water. Tip: Chives keep the pests away.Herb of the month: Lemon thymeLemon thyme is a popular herb grown for its use in cooking and for its attractive foliage. It has a zesty zing that adds wonderful aroma and taste to chicken dishes. It can also be planted as a fragrant ground cover or among pavers along a path or patio. The tiny flowers are bee attractors, encouraging the pollination of surrounding plants.