Growing an Herb Garden
Herbs are easy to grow, and can give you a sense of what people ate in antiquity and how they got their food. Basil is a good one to start with. You can get the seeds in any nursery, or you can order them online.
Some herbs that we use in cooking are practically weeds and will grow all by themselves with just a little water. Rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage, and mint are like that. Basil is a little harder: it needs plenty of sunshine and water to thrive.