Growing your own herbs can be fun and useful! Not only do herbs add a bit of greenery to your home, they are readily available for using in recipes. You just can’t get any fresher than picking them straight from the plant! You can grow them outside, or if you have a sunny windowsill, you can grow them indoors. Check out these reasons to grow your own herbs and if you decide to give it a try, let me know what you think!
Top 5 Reasons to Grow Your Own Herbs
1. Saving Money: By growing your own herbs in house you can save quite a bit of money. If grown and pruned properly, herb plants will continue to flourish and provide fresh herbs for some time before a new plant is needed. You can save money on purchasing those store bought fresh herbs every week by purchasing some seeds and growing your own right in your kitchen in a few simple steps!
2. Organic: Purchase organic herb seeds and you can grow 100% organic herbs to consume. Herbs that are not covered in chemicals and pesticides and grown fresh in the kitchen are tasty and healthy for everyone.
3. Easy Access: How much closer can you get? Growing herbs in your kitchen means a simple clip rinse and chop and you’ve got your fresh organic herbs ready to use. You can also dry and store herbs for later and out of season use.
4. Great Variety: There is a large variety of herbs that can be grown in any kitchen with proper care and sunlight. If you live in a sunny area, you can also grow herbs in a garden outdoors; cutting them fresh from the plant, drying them for winter use or continuing to grow them inside during the cold months by planting them in a box garden to be brought inside. There is a far bigger variety that you can grow yourself versus the basic herbs offered in stores.
5. Great for Kids: Growing plants is a fantastic learning experience for all children. Not only does it teach the processes of how things are grown, planting, watering, photosynthesis, but it also teaches responsibility. Have your child care for some plants by being responsible for watering and caring for them, and then make a fun recipe with your home grown herbs!