Ok, people. If you do no other gardening than plant herbs you are way ahead of the game. There is nothing better than snipping off a sprig of thyme out of your own herb garden. If you are not a gardener or just haven't thought of it then please consider. Aside from the health benefit of eating fresh herbs, the flavors will add so much depth to anything you make.
mint & cilantro
And it is soooooo much cheaper then buying herbs in the grocery store! I would highly recommend planting herbs in clay pots because you can bring them in in the winter and as long as you still water them and they are close to sunlight you can have fresh herbs all winter long.
All you have to do is buy the pots, the soil, and the seeds. It can be as small or as large as you like. The initial investment will pay for itself over and over again. So try it! Maybe you could make it your Sunday afternoon project hint hint.