I think it is essential to maintain a spring, summer and early fall garden. Every year I plant multiple varieties of tomatoes and chilies. I also plant arugula, basil, Thai basil, parsley and okra. When I first planted my garden I cultivated oregano, thyme, lemon thyme, tarragon, rosemary, sage and mint; these herbs come back every year on their own :). I can’t tell you how nice it is to be able to go outside and pick these fresh ingredients. At the end of the season I will harvest as much as possible and dry them for use in the winter. The Chilies will get vacuum sealed and frozen for the winter as well.
I plant these every year.
Cow Horn Chili