If you are looking for a cheaper way of using your gardening skills, then you might want to consider learning about growing herbs.
Herb gardens have its roots in medieval times when monasteries and nunneries cultivated medicinal herbs as well as for cooking and decorating. At present, growing herb gardens are becoming popular and is becoming an emerging art.
Over the years, learning about growing herbs has led to better health and many of them have been found to enhance the health of the mind and body. Growing herbs is more affordable than buying them at the local store so a herb garden can provide you with some savings.
Herbs are useful in cooking as well. They can be included in different food recipes and improves taste without the addition of unwanted salts.
In addition, herb gardens have been known for its decorative qualities. For someone who is new in the art of gardening, growing herb gardens is relatively easy.
Herb gardens can be planted in pots, planters, or garden plots in the yard. If there is minimal space in the backyard, it can be placed indoors as well.
Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor garden, there are certain things to bear in mind about growing herbs.
First, your herb garden should be placed in an area where there is plenty of sunlight. If you choose an indoor herb garden, it should be located near a window where there are lots of sunlight. On the other hand, an outdoor herb garden should be placed in a spot where the plants can get a minimum of 6-7 hours daily.
Second, you should determine whether the soil for your intended garden is good or not. Using organic materials can make the soil more fertile. Water is likewise vital in growing herbs.
Moreover, another consideration about growing herbs is the choice of herb to cultivate. This will be determined by your intention for putting up a herb garden.
If your herb garden is for medicinal purposes, possible choices are chamomile, ginger, thyme, aloe vera, and calendula. If the growing herbs is designed for culinary purposes, good choices to cultivate include sage, marjoram, parsley, basil, mint, and oregano. For a decorative herb garden, the possible choices are rosemary, hollyhock, lemon balm, lavender, chamomile, and evening primrose.
Learning about growing herbs can be beneficial and enjoying. For whatever reason your herb garden is intended, the experience can both be pleasurable and enjoying.
Originally posted 2009-07-12 12:19:47.