I am a novice on growing herbs in Arizona, so I am starting a "herb corner" this month in my backyard. My motto is always start small when you are trying something new in the garden! I suggest trying new plants in pots so you can move them around to find a location that works best.
According to the Arizona Herb Association, here are some good herbs to sow directly outside in the month of February:
- Alfalfa, bee balm, borage, calendula, German chamomile, garlic chives, cilantro/coriander, cumin, dill, Florence fennel, scented geraniums, hollyhocks, hyssop, lamb's quarters, majoram, nasturtium, parsley, chaparral sage, Mexican bush sage, summer savory, sesame, thyme and yarrows.
- Aloe, bee balm, borage, German chamomile, chives, garlic chives, creosote bush, lemon grass, Mormon tea, oregano, French sorrel, sweet Annie, thyme and wormwood.
Here is my herb corner with two newly planted herb pots. This is a door I found in an alley, added a shelf, spray painted and mounted on the wall. The stepping stone is my daughter's hand print at age 2 (she's now 10).