Fresh herbs are a delight to the senses and jazz up any dish they adorn. Have you always wanted a cute little forest of cheery green herbs growing atop your kitchen countertop? Besides being decorative, an indoor herb garden is economical, beautiful, and a great talking point for your next dinner party.
What are you waiting for? In one quick trip to your gardening or big box store you can gather up all the things your green thumb needs in order to grow the perfect indoor herb garden. If you still need more inspiration, here a few good reasons why everyone should keep a windowsill herb garden in the house.
Planting an indoor herb garden is easy-peasy!
All you need to get started is a bag of soil and several baby plants. Decide whether you want to grow them in one large decorative pot, or in several individual containers. Need a few suggestions on which herbs to buy first? Parsley and mint are almost indestructible! The former will forgive you if you forget to water it, and mint can thrive in shade.
Growing your own greens saves a ton of green!
Those slender little see-through plastic containers of fresh herbs in the grocery store can cost upwards of five dollars, and chances are you’ll use them just once.
Free health benefits!
Live plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, acting as a natural air purifier. Plus, fresh herbs are a convenient, terrific no-calorie seasoning. You can’t say that about butter, can you?
Chemical free food!
Who knows what fertilizers and pesticides your produce is bathed in prior to you purchasing it? With your own herb garden you’ll never have to worry about harmful chemicals contaminating your food.
The fresher the better!
If you’ve never used fresh herbs in your dishes, your palate is in for a radically different taste treat. No matter how flavorful the dried versions are, the taste and tang of fresh rosemary, dill, basil, etc., are on such an entirely different level that it’s unfair to compare the two.
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Who knew herbs could be a stress-buster?
Studies show that having indoor greenery to gaze upon can lower blood pressure, reduce stress and improve concentration. That’s asking a lot of a little old herb garden, but what the heck, it’s worth a try, right?