I don't have time to fanny around with pathetic needy plants which have to be taken indoors at night because it's too cold or they need a little bit of water because they are thirsty 2 times a day. I want my herbs to be like my women; always giving me a big bushy garden, especially when I neglect them. My parsley survived the winter somehow, it's my little crackhead herb who would probably suck cock for a bit of fertiliser.
Mint is a winner, it's basically a weed, but one man's weed is another man's flower or herb in this case. Minty potatoes are great with lots of butter or chopped mint in yogurt with a clove of mashed garlic, that one's a great dressing for cold meats. Cous cous. Pea salad. OK, I'll stop there. Minty magic.
Basil can be a pain in the ass (one of those needy herbs I mentioned), but so good, best indoors with lots of light, once it gets going there's no stopping it, like a big green locomotive ploughing it's way onto any summer plate.
For a continuous bit of salad garnish I find rocket wins. I tried Mizuna last year and it was a waste of time, but maybe I should give it another go.
I planted everything in a slapdash bish bosh manner, shooting from the hip like a cowboy gardener, but lets hope I get something scoffable from my horticultural lasso.