Planting Herbs Posted on August 3, 2020August 3, 2020 by tobydorr Best practices for a thriving herb garden. With adequate moisture and fertilization, most herb gardens will thrive if receive the correct amount of light for their needs and should be continually harvested to create more compact bushy plants. Most herbs are pretty pest resistant but occasionally monitor for any signs of insect damage and treat with an organic insect repellent while plants are out of the direct sun. Inside or outside? Inside on sunny windowsill is great for small convenient to harvest herbs but space is usually limited and outdoors would be the best location for a more bountiful harvest. With veggies & fruits or alone? Planting herbs around the garden next to fruits and vegetables is a great way to spread out your harvest and even apply some of the herbs insect repelling properties to help benefit the other nearby plants In the ground/planters/etc? Some herbs such as mint are best planted in their own containers as they tend to sprawl and become invasive in your yard. Other herbs such as basil and thyme do not present the same tendencies and can be planted in the ground next to other fruits and vegetables.