herb cultivar suggestions & oppinions
I am planning my kitchen garden for next year... we redid the retaining wall this year and the beds will go in this fall. I am interested in using these herbs mainly for cooking. Possibly making teas and scented stuff, jelly, ect.. but am also interested in butterflies and hummingbirds. Having said that ... what is your experience with the following herbs:
Basil (pesto and general cooking) Genovese, Cinnamon and what is the best purple for taste?
Sage: tricolor? Also, are the scents on the following true? Grape scented, honey-melon, fruit scented, Peach autumn
Parsley: what is the best type?
Thyme: English, lemon, rose-petal, lavender
Oregano - italian & golden
Mint: Spearmint, chocolate, berries & cream, sweet pear, banana, mojito (do these actually smell as listed or iffy? Do they make a noticable difference when used in fruit salads or jellies?)
I already have chives, rosemary and cilantro.
What would be the best large clove garlic for roasting?
Thank you for your help!