Not only does herb gardening allow you to always have fresh herbs
that you can use for cooking, it is also a relaxing and rewarding hobby
that can keep you occupied for hours. First, you need to find the right
spot at your yard to get started on planting your own herb garden, and
make sure that it is an ideal spot with access to good sunlight, water
Why Plant Herbs
Herbs have always
been known as flavor enhancers in many cuisines all around the world.
They are used for creating sauces, marinades, soups, and for enhancing
the flavor of meats and fishes.
Many centuries back, herbs are
considered as valuable goods as many countries have traded their gold
and silver, in exchange of herbs and spices. There are also many proven
therapeutic uses for herbs. Most herbs have been used for centuries to
fight bacterial infection, to relieve stress and improve the functions
of the internal organs. There are always new discoveries that prove the
healthy benefits of herbs to the body. Recently, there are also herbs
being used as ingredients for beauty skin care.
There are many
varieties of herbs that can easily be grown right inside your home. You
can start with easy to grow herbs such as parsley, basil, oregano and
thyme. If you have a bigger space in your yard, you can plant more herbs
and nurture them easily. If you are limited in space, you can simply
use pots and keep your herb plants indoors. You can put these pots by
your window sill or inside the kitchen or even your bedroom. Do not
forget to allow proper drainage for the pots by making holes under them.