How much space needed to grow herbs?
I live in an apartment so I don't have that much space to grow herbs. I've never grown herbs before but I'm about to order some seeds soon, but don't know which ones or how many pots i should order. So my questions are,
1) How much space is needed for 5 plants (the dimensions, roughly)?
2) What would you say are the "essential" herbs to grow? I know this is a very subjective question, but I want to get some ideas. I know i use basil and parsley a lot, but the difference between the two is that parsley i can get in huge bunches for a good price, whereas basil (and mint) I get for a ridiculous price, and I end up with sweaty herbs stuffed in a plastic box (looks like a sauna). So I'm looking at increasing my overall utility, where a higher utility = cheaper price + better quality.