Do you want to have a garden, but don’t know where to start? A good, easy to maintain choice would to be to plant an herb garden. There are many different ways to grow herbs, and the rewards are great. Just think about all those fresh herbs you can use when you cook! Putting in an herb garden is easy, especially if you pay attention to the tips we’ve outlined for you in this brief report.
Herbs are a great choice also because many of them are perennials. What this means is that they can be planted once and they will reappear each season without having to be replanted. If you plant the perennials oregano and marjoram, you have the flavorings for a great pot of spaghetti sauce! For a first time herb gardener, the perennial herbs are a good way to start. These plants tend to be hardy, and there isn’t as much maintenance required. Annual herbs are the other choice you have. These herbs don’t last for more than one season. You must reseed them again at the beginning of the next season. Basil is one of the most popular annual herbs because it can be used so many ways. There are several varieties of basil and you may want to try them all to find your favorites. You can successfully grow both annuals and perennials. Just make a note of which plants fall into which category so you can plant them accordingly.
People more than a thousand years ago were using herbs as a way to get healing or for other medicinal purposes. Every part of the world has different herbs that are known to have various benefits. There is much information about herbalism online and also a great deal in books. Many remedies can come from common herbs, which are made into tinctures and healing teas.
An example of an herb that works as a powerful tonic for the liver is dandelion, considered to be a weed by a lot of people who don’t know much. A couple of herbs that can help you, are burdock, which purifies blood and chamomile, which has qualities for calming. Getting rid of pests must be done by natural ways and not pesticides, when medicinal purposes are the reason for growing herbs.
Consider the many perks you will receive by growing your own herb garden in case you still haven’t decided whether or not it interests you. Of all the different types of gardens you can have – flower and vegetable, for example – you will soon be delighted to realize that herb gardens are the simplest to grow and maintain. Herbal teas are among the benefits of growing your own herbs and they can be good for your health. In addition, herbs are very fragrant and can add just the right touch of spice to your cooking. The good news is that herbs are quite easy to grow when you only have a small plot of ground available. Many herbs also have natural defenses against pests, which means there’s less need to worry about spraying them. Once you get comfortable with growing herbs, you’ll find that it’s quite enjoyable and also saves you money as you’ll have many convenient items growing at home that you don’t need to buy.
There is really no reason not to start your herb garden! We’ve given you some tips to help you along the way and you can easily see for yourself the benefits you will derive from having your own fresh herbs to harvest. No matter what method you choose to start your herb garden – a pre-seeded kit or sowing directly into your garden – you will find herb gardening a simple pleasure and the herbs an added bonus to your culinary efforts.