One of the most common uses of gardens is to grow food since almost all food needs to be stored to be consumed. In terms of human consumption, food is generally grown in the home garden in front of the kitchen or other indoor space. For instance, most houses will have a garden around their pool or patio, providing flowers and vegetables for salads and meals. However, in some countries, like Japan and China, gardens are used to take care of the environment by growing ornamental plants, vegetables, and herbs, providing shade to small gardens, and beautifying the landscape. Ornamental vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes and cucumbers, are planted around pathways. Herbs, such as basil and oregano, can be used in the same way.