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Ten Reasons To Grow Your Own Herb Garden

Why Grow A Herb Garden?

Years ago, most of the herbs used in cooking were dried herbs.

But once you start to use fresh herbs and experience the amazing flavor they give to you favorite recipes you will never go back to dried herbs again.  With the demand steadily growing for fresh herbs more produce departments are carrying more of the popular herbs.

With a supply of herbs readily available at your local market, why are herb gardens becoming so popular?

This article will explore the 10 best reasons to grow your own herb garden.

Wow! 10 reasons…that’s quite a few…let’s see if we can manage that!

  1. I would say that ranking right at the top would be convenience.  Just step out your door and
    cut what you need for the upcoming meal.
  2. A close second would have to be freshness. No matter how fast the local store rotates
    their produce, nothing can come close to the flavor of fresh cut herbs.
  3. Growing your own herbs will save you money over purchasing them from the local store or
    produce stand.
  4. You can grow the herbs you use the most so you won’t have to worry about the store being out
    of the one you need.
  5. Like any other garden, an herb garden can become a family project and can even inspire a family member to try their hand at preparing a dish using some of the herbs.

  6. Tending a garden is good for you.  It gets you off the sofa and gets your moving and burns some of those calories.
  7. Herb gardens can become a place to get away from it all, to recharge the batteries, even get a new perspective.  It would be easy to set up pathways and a place or two to sit when you are designing your herb garden and locate some of the more fragrant herbs such as lavender and rosemary and thyme near these resting places so you can enjoy their fragrance.
  8. Growing herbs that you have never used before, gives you a chance to enjoy them as a plant and to experiment with them in cooking.
  9. Herbs have a beauty all their own and can easily become a featured garden in
    your yard.
  10. Many have flowers such as the Scented Geranium, Nasturtium, Rosemary, and Lavender and many have different textures and colors.

Wow!  Made it…I bet you could probably come up with a few more reasons to add to our list.

One suggestion.  For year round use consider having some containers indoors of your favorite herbs, such as basil, thyme, so you can enjoy fresh herbs all year.

Just find a sunny location and you will be good to go.


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One Response to “Ten Reasons To Grow Your Own Herb Garden”

  • Debi Jones on September 2, 2011

    Hi Kathy! Nice article! It is amazing how expensive it is to buy a bottle of dried herbs at the store! That could be another reason to add to your list for why you would want to grow your own herbs.

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