Seeds or seed pods is what is left behind when flowers shed their petals after bloom. The seeds were produced by the flower and range from one to a thousand depending on the plant. When a seed is planted in soil and watered the process of germination begins. All the "plant secrets" the seed has stored in itself breaks out of the seed and through the soil, and this is what we see as a sprout. Pretty soon this sprout turns into a plant which will produce even more seeds. Garden herb seeds go through the exact same process just described and followed by many other plants. Each of the garden herb seeds carry in them the secrets of the plant they originally came from.
Though all plants grow from seeds, not all beginning gardeners can cultivate garden herb seeds. Some plants are much easier being bought as cuttings or seedlings and being transplanted into the garden. To get the full experience of gardening, though, you'll have to grow your plants from garden herb seeds. Some good herbs that grow well from seeds are thyme, sage, dill, sweet marjoram, dill, lavender, chives, mint, and basil. These plants are relatively easy to grow. Just give them time to germinate, and be patient with them. Also remember that each plant has a different growth rate and so just because one plant is growing doesn't mean your other seeds are dead.
If you're starting your garden for the first time, there isn't much that needs to be done to prepare your seeds for the planting process. You can order your seeds from a local gardening store or off the Internet, and once you have them, you can plant them! Some people like soaking the seeds overnight before planting them, but this really isn't necessary for herb seeds. They'll grow just fine without the soaking. If you want to use seeds from an old plant you have, you'll have to prepare the seeds the year before. When the flower petals on your plant begin to fall, you will see the seeds or seed pods left behind. Take these seeds by shaking the stalk over a piece of paper. You have to dry these seeds in the sun. Keeping wet seeds in a container can cause them to rot, so make sure they are well dried before you store them. When spring comes again, you will be ready with your seeds.
When planting your garden herb seeds, put a bit of fertilizer in the soil, though not too much. Herbs like a moist to slightly dry environment so make sure that there isn't too much water in the spot. Make sure the herb garden seeds get anywhere from six to eight hours of sunlight, and keep them in a warm environment. Pretty soon your herb garden seeds will grow into tall herb plants which you can harvest and enjoy!