How to Grow Fresh Herbs Year-Round
Fresh herbs have many health benefits – and they’re easy to grow year-round in your kitchen! Here are a few tips for growing and using fresh herbs.
Herbs are more than just a garnish. They not only give you great flavor with your recipes, but they have added health benefits as well. Plus there are many ways to use herbs that can benefit your health – either in aromatherapy, as a salve, or in your cooking!
A great way to have fresh herbs year-round is to grow them indoors.
You can grow several different types of herbs in your house and it doesn’t take up much room to do it. Many herbs grow very easily in containers. You will need an area by a window for them to get sunlight and a container for them to live in that has proper drainage.
If you don’t have a sunny window, there are still ways to grow herbs indoors. There are many affordable grow lights that will provide all the light they need.
Another tip is to not treat herbs like house plants. Houseplants are often fine with being watered only once a week or so. But many herbs need a bit of water more often. Just be careful not to over-water, or the roots may rot.
Most indoor herbs will germinate in 7 to 10 days and can start to grow in 3 to 4 weeks with the proper care. If you want to speed up the process, you can buy herb seedlings at a nursery instead of starting your own seeds.
Basil, chives, cilantro, thyme, sage, tarragon, lavender, oregano, parsley and rosemary all tend to do quite well when grown indoors.
Not only does growing indoor herbs provide you with fresh, tasty, and healthy herbs year-round, but it is also super convenient! You won’t have to run out to the garden to snip a few leaves when you need them, and you will have easy access to your herbs for watering and feeding. Growing your own organic herbs is much cheaper than buying them, and since you’re growing indoors, you won’t have to worry about weeding.
Growing your own herbs indoors is easy, and it will save you money and provide fresh flavor for your meals all year round!