Have you ever wanted to add fresh herbs to your cooking, but didn’t want to spend money on store-bought ones? Growing your own herbs is easier than you might think! Not only is it a cost-effective way to add flavor to your meals, but it’s also a fun and rewarding hobby. In this blog, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about growing your own herbs for cooking.
Benefits of growing your own herbs:
There are many benefits to growing your own herbs. For one, it allows you to have fresh herbs on hand whenever you need them. Store-bought herbs can be expensive and may not last very long. By growing your own, you can save money and always have herbs available.
Another benefit is that growing your own herbs is a sustainable practice. You won’t have to worry about the environmental impact of transporting herbs from far away, and you can also reduce waste by using only what you need.
To start growing your own herbs, you’ll need a few things. First, you’ll need a sunny spot in your home or garden. Most herbs require at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. You’ll also need pots or containers with drainage holes, potting soil, and herb seeds or seedlings.
Choosing herbs to grow:
When it comes to choosing which herbs to grow, consider which ones you use most often in your cooking. Some popular choices include basil, rosemary, thyme, cilantro, and parsley. Make sure to also consider the space and sunlight requirements for each herb before choosing which ones to grow.
Caring for your herbs:
To keep your herbs healthy, make sure to water them regularly and give them enough sunlight. You can also fertilize them every few weeks with an organic fertilizer. Be sure to prune your herbs regularly to encourage growth and prevent them from becoming too bushy.
Using your herbs in cooking:
Once your herbs have grown, you can start using them in your cooking! Simply snip off a few leaves or sprigs and add them to your dishes. You can also dry your herbs to use later on.
From the window (sill) to the yard… Herbs are a great addition to any dish.
~ Your Neighborhood Health Dealing Nutritionist & Chef ~ K
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