Unlike Lauren, who lives on a few acres, I live on almost zero property, so I am trying to figure out how to keep herbs thriving in containers. I'll admit, basil grows like a weed. I am certain anyone in South Florida can stick it in the dirt and you won't kill it. Cut the flowers off when you see them so the flowers don't take from the eatable leaves.
I have cilantro in a store bought pot, I haven't transferred yet. Its doing better in shade. The hot sun dries it out too much. I haven't had it long enough to kill it.
I have rosemary in a terracotta pot. When it dies, I water it and it comes back. (Lucky for me!)
I find if I put to many herbs in one pot, one will take over and none will do well, so I am going to keep them all separate, if I get to it. The chives seem to have survived the long winter with the thyme.
The parsley grew like crazy and we attracted parsley butterflies last year. Because of the amazing beauty of a caterpillars life cycle we let them eat the parsley and watch them turn to cocoons and butterflies.
I harvest a few container banana peppers last spring. The tomatoes didn't do well. This year I bought an aerogarden for the house. This first round I didn't follow instructions to well. I am probably going to have to toss the loser tomato plants and start all over.
That's my thumb. I'm not a good farmer. I did take a nice photo of David planting last year!
I killed the sage and lavender.