I don\’t have a lot of herbs, but there are a lot of things I could do with them. To wit:
Lemon Balm, this year\’s bumper crop, and beloved of bees: I can dry it and store it for winter tea. I can infuse it in vodka for schnapps. I can also, given time and patience, make lemon balm wine. Or I can just add it to herbal sachets and potpourris.
Lavender: ditto for sachets and potpourris, but I also want to make lavender soap, which I\’ve never done before.
Spearmint, apple mint, orange mint: see Lemon Balm, except there\’s only so much schnapps or herbal wine one household can consume, so I\’ll mostly use it for tea and potpourri.
Oregano: dry and use for cooking. Also put in little jars with cute labels and give as gifts.
Rosemary: see above. Rosemary is a good fixative for sachets and potpourris. And it\’s also great in cheese, which I hope to be making in the fall.
Thyme: dry and use for cooking. Put in little jars, etc.
Chamomile: dry and use for tea, or make various cordials and digestifs with it—very calming whatever you do with it.
Roses: sachets, potpourris, and rose beads for necklaces and rosaries.
Rose/lemon scented geraniums: sachets and potpourris.
None of this is difficult, and all of it smells wonderful. I must do it all!