Creating your herb garden!
Herbs have also been recognized for their health benefits as they are rich in antioxidants and nutrients and have been used for medicinal and even beauty purposes.
With all these benefits, it would undoubtedly be useful to cultivate your own herb garden so you always have fresh herbs at the ready.
This will not only help you save some money, as herbs can be expensive, but you can ensure that your herbs are grown naturally, without dangerous chemicals or fertilizers.
Not to mention, gardening can provide you with a relaxing activity you can do alone or with your family.
Admittedly, gardening can be a daunting task but luckily, herbs are very easy to grow and you do not require a lot of space.
If you have yard space, you can dedicate a section for your herb garden, but if you live in an apartment or a home without any yard space, you can grow your herbs in pots on your patio or even in a window box in your kitchen.
Unlike vegetables and fruits that you may have to wait months or years to harvest, herbs grow quickly and you can harvest them regularly. In fact, some herbs can grow year-round, providing you with a permanent fresh supply once you properly care for your garden. Here are some tips to help you successfully grow your own herbs.
Choose a good location
As stated earlier you can grow herbs anywhere, no matter the size of your home. But make sure that the location you choose has access to sunlight as all plants need sunlight to grow. It is recommended that herbs get at least six hours of sunlight each day. You may also want to have your herb garden as close as possible to your kitchen to make it easy for you to harvest what you need while cooking. You can choose to have a dedicated area specifically for growing herbs or you can plant them among your other plants and flowers. Some flowering herbs like lavender will fit right in among your flower garden. If you are growing indoors, make sure your pots are at least 12 inches deep to give the roots enough space to grow and ensure the pots are wide enough for the plant to spread. Tiny, windowsill pots can be used if you don't plan on harvesting often.