Rather than planting a herb garden outside the house, a growing indoor herb garden can be a viable alternative. There are small and dwarf varieties of herbs that can thrive well in small pots located on the window sill of a kitchen. This makes it easier for you to pick up some herbs to make a spicy food.
It is easy to begin a growing indoor herb garden as there are many kits that provide everything that is needed to get started. It offers similar benefits offered by an outdoor herb garden but planting indoors have few advantages.
One benefit of a growing indoor herb garden is that you can easily check on your plants. You can immediately determine if they need maintenance. If they need a little watering, you can effortlessly perform the task.
In the case of outdoor gardens, you cannot monitor the herbs. There is always an issue of insects or bugs destroying the leaves of the plants. Aside from that, you always have to worry about looking for a safe chemical to keep insects from destroying the leaves.
Another advantage of a growing indoor herb garden is that you can easily harvest the fresh herbs within the confines of your home. You are free from the danger of being bitten by mosquitoes while trying to collect the fresh herbs.
In addition, growing indoor herb gardens can bring in the scent that the plants provide. Your kitchen will smell like rosemary or fresh basil. It can even bring inspiration to your cooking. As a result, the dishes you cook will become tastier with the addition of the fresh herbs.
Moreover, growing indoor herb gardens will provide protection to other plants that are growing in the garden. Some varieties of herbs are believed to be invasive. As soon as they begin to grow, it is difficult to stop them from spreading. Planting herbs in pots or planters inside the house can prevent the herbs from spreading.
Finally, growing indoor herb gardens can create a warm and cozy atmosphere inside your house. At the same time, placing a few herbs in your kitchen can produce a similar result. You can bring a tempting atmosphere to your house.
With a growing indoor herb garden, you do not need to go to the pharmacy to look for herbal medicines or the local market to buy spices for your food, all you need to do is pick the herb from the garden.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 11:19:39.