The gardens at small frye farm contain myriad varieties of the perennial herbs mint, sage, oregano, borage, lemon balm, chamomile, chive, dill, cilantro, lavender, savory, thyme, and tarragon. Healthy beds and successful perennial herb production depend highly upon the preceding Iowa winter, despite mulching, and the winters here have become increasingly variable and extreme. Some years are bountiful, others not so much due to winter kill.

Several types of basil (at least five flavors are planted), nasturtium, culinary parsley, and rosemary are grown on an annual basis.