Although growing beautiful flowers like roses or daisies can bring great joy to a gardener, growing herbs at home is also an easy task and very enjoyable. It permits you to do some gardening and save some money at the same time.
There are some herbs you can easily grow and that allows you to have fresh herbs anytime. Growing herbs is the best way to have tastier food because fresh herbs boost the aroma and taste of foods.
People having a small plot of land can start by growing their own herbs. It is a joy of its own to have a home garden. You can grow herbs you can use anytime. When you go the market and realize that they are out of your favorite dish enhancer, you can avoid all the frustration. That’s because you already have that in your personal garden!
Growing herbs at home doesn’t mean you need a huge space, just a small plot. You are growing herbs for your own use, not for sale! Even people with no garden or who live in apartments can grow herbs. You can easily do that in pots, inside or outside your kitchen!
You can easily grow Herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil, sage and so on! Sometimes it is best to soak the herbs before planting them so that they are not dried up and don’t die as soon as you plant them. But you can grow many herbs from seeds also.
If you are planting your herbs in pots, make sure you put them in a place where there is a lot of sunshine and that they receive plenty of water. Herbs grown in containers should be watered more often, while herbs like rosemary and basil need more sunshine.
However, herbs like parsley and lemon balm need a little bit of shade. Don’t forget that herbs grow best in alkaline based and aerated soil.
In villages, farmers grow herbs in mass on many acres of land. What the farmers earn from the herbs is sometimes their only income!
The herbs you get at your daily grocery are not always fresh. It takes some time for the herbs to travel from the farmers to the consumers and most of the time these herbs are not organic.
They have not been grown naturally. The farmers have used chemicals and herbicides to enhance plant growth. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid using them if you can. If you grow your own herbs at home, you are sure they are the best for your health!
Gardening is so much fun, you wouldn’t know until you have tried, and growing something that can help you in your daily life is something you must definitely go for!
Of course, a farmer’s market is another good source for herbs if you can’t grow your own.