Herb Gardening for a Healthy You

herb gardening

Herb gardening is a great and easy solution for making a garden look and smell good.  Herbs provide this amazing scent while also providing flavor to kitchen dishes. Herbs are also good in case you are sick.

Herb gardening can be easy if you provide your herbs with sun and good drainage. Pesticides and fertilizers are rarely needed with herbs. Herbs also can grow in close quarters like containers. Containers are actually a very good solution for intrusive herbs that can create problems like mint and lemon verbena. Regular pinching and pruning keep plants compact and avoids the leggy looking herb which could also lose flavor.

Once you have decided that an herb garden is for you, it is time to choose which herbs you would like in your garden. You can choose herbs based on your cooking techniques and style. Or you can choose herbs that draw beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds. Some herbs  will keep away other pests and protect your vegetables. Herbs like rosemary and lavender give your garden a new look.  Some of the most popular and easy to grow herbs are basil, oregano, thyme, cilantro, marjoram, tarragon, sage, rosemary and chives.

Once you have your herbs, you will need to design your herb area. The best thing about herbs is that they work for gardeners with large garden areas or they can work in the smallest container.  Herbs can be designed in a formal design or a garden design that is loose and free. Herb gardening is easy in a selection of containers. Herb gardening in containers also offers some options like growing many herbs together and growing herbs inside or outside.

Herbs are a great to add to your garden. Herbs provide so much value like cooking immediately or harvesting them to dry to create your own dried herbs. You can use herbs in cooking or making teas. For some great savory cooking recipes using some herbs from your backyard, try these recipes.

Here are some herb garden kits to help you get started.

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