Don’t you just love how herbs transform simple dishes into truly appetizing ones? Wouldn’t it be nice to have herbs handy everytime you need them? I’ve been growing herbs for more than 35 years, and I tell you, that nothing beats having homegrown herbs — if you grow your own herbs, they will not only serve as a healthy alternative to salt it will also prove to be handy at any time a family member is ill. Today, more and more people are choosing natural alternatives like herbs as opposed to pharmaceutical drugs — they are safer, and it doesn’t have side effects.
You can grow your own herbs in two ways — you can choose to put up a backyard herb garden, or if you have limited space, it’s simple to set up a kitchen herb garden right in your windowsill.. You don’t need to have a green thumb to pull it off — growing herbs is fun and simple. All you’ll ever need are a couple of tools, water, nice pots, sunlight, and your tender loving care, and you’re all set!
If you want to take the simplest route into having your very own herb garden, you can pattern your mini-paradise into some model herb gardens. Wherever you are, there are lots of herb growers and gardens out there.
I am quite fascinated with one particular herb garden in London. It is called the Secret Garden which inspired the Bruce Springsteen song not just for its ornamental but for its herbs as well. If you happen to be in London, I suggest that you visit it.
This garden has over 5,000 herb species, including the Garden of World Medicine. Here, herbs of various kinds are arranged in such a meticulous manner. It’s a wonder and an art in itself.
The herbs at the Secret Garden include herbs coming from all four corners of the world — from the Maori of New Zealand and Australia, from the Native North America, Africa, India, Europe, and the Mediterranean. Of course, the best ones are the ones coming from the Mediterranean. Why? This is because of the fact that a lot of Mediterranean herbs are commonly used in North American cuisines. Mediterranean herbs thrive well in North America, having the same climate — not too humid, but not too cold as well. And besides, Mediterranean herbs are healthy for the body.
In order to grow an beautiful garden in your own home, you don’t need to be an expert, or an artist. The important thing is for you to have fun and enjoy testing your creativity and imagination. I know your garden will really turn out wonderful. Soon, you will experience the benefits of having your own herb garden. So grab your first herb kit, and get started planting. Keep in mind that experience is the best teacher, so don’t be discouraged with minor setbacks. Just do everything with passion.
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