Gardening a collection of herbs at home is an excellent way of getting fresh and healthy ingredients every day for your meals. This way, you would not have to store the leftovers in the refrigerator and pluck the new portion from your herb garden whenever you need them. Herbs are natural, healthy, nutritious and can also significantly help you to maintain a fit body. Many diet planners out there, include herbs in their list as a necessary component for a perfect meal plan. Despite such great benefits of herbs, why not dedicate a little portion of your plot to these life saviors?
Below you can check out how you can start considering gardening herbs at home and the benefits that herbal gardening serves you with! Let us get to it already!
How to plant a Herb Garden at Home
Wondering from where to take a start, when want to plant a herb garden at home? I am going to help you through it! Follow this step by step method, and set your herb garden in a matter of a few hours only! There you go…
- Select the herbs you want to grow
It would help if you did keen research on which herbs can appropriately grow in your garden location. You have to be very careful while doing this because once you opt for a particular seed, you can not replace it with another, and this will waste a lot of your time and some of your budget.
You can either choose to go for turmeric, ginseng, lavender, or ginger. I would recommend you to start up with turmeric. Not many complications are involved in this herb’s growth process, and the uses of turmeric are also worth it!
- Decide the location
Since you have already made a pick on the herbs, you are going to plant in your yard, its time to decide for the perfect location. Suppose you are going to use all your herbs for home meal purposes and not commercially. It is better to choose a small plot that is nearby your house. A small sized backyard will also work fine. Remember that, just like all other plants, herbs also need ample sunlight and water to grow.
You can provide water quickly from anywhere, but can not manage to make sunlight accessible from any place. So, take into account this factor too.
- Time to prepare the soil
Since now you are all set to begin your herbal gardening journey, its time to start preparing the soil. Firstly, you have to make sure you aerate it properly so that herbs can be adequately stuck. Please add up some fertilizer, especially the organic ones, to make the plantation process faster.
Using a pot or a planter is excellent, too, if you have one—otherwise, no need to break your bank purchasing tons of farmers for different kinds of herbs. You can use the yard’s soil for that purpose, as the best alternative.
- Add your selected herbs to the soil.
When you have adequately prepared the soil, now get excited to plant your favorite herbs there. Dig at least twice the depth of the root of your herb into the ground and place it there. Make sure to plant them at specific distances so that the origins while growing do not get saturated and mix up into one other. Also, many plants do not tend to increase when they dug very carefully with each other. So take care of this factor as well, if you want your herbs to grow healthy and beautifully!
- Attend to the plant’s needs
Since you have arranged all your selected herbs in the yard properly, its time to water them, DO NOT overdose the water content. This would not help them grow faster but instead rot them and spoil their growth. Also, you have to be very patient throughout the process. It’s a slow one, but definitely worth it!
Do not forget to pay attention to the plants’ needs, leaving them all alone to grow by themselves is not going to help you in any way.
That is all! See how easy it is to set up our herbal garden at home that can benefit us in the kitchen and our health in the long term. Not aware of what benefits do herbs give us? Check below.
BENEFITS OF HERBAL GARDENING
Herbs have been used as an ailment for injuries and diseases for ages. Now, medicines and drugs have replaced their usage but the fact that these come up with a lot of side effects later on; make us hate medicines, at least a bit, no? Herbs are free from all kinds of after effects, and though take some time in curing injuries but yield much better and effective results. Apart from medical benefits, there are plenty of health benefits of herbs. Such as Asia’s famous herbs’ turmeric and ginger help us in losing weight andmaintain a fit, healthy figure. Turmeric face packs are well known for bright and glowing skin too.
And you know what the best thing is? Gardening herbs keep pests away from your house. Yeah, you heard it right! Herbs can naturally repel pests, and some like lavender can deal with the annoying mosquitoes too. I think this is quite wonderful since gardening herbs will save you the artificial spices buying cost and the budget you spend upon purchasing the pests repellents! ?
Did you already start planting herbs? Well, that is great; but remember that haste turns everything into waste. Do proper research regarding different types of herbs and its supplements and then choose the ones that your gardening yard can cater to. Not all herbs can grow outside the house in a small cozy environment. Once you are sure about which herbs you are going to plant, do not think even for a second and begin your herbal gardening journey right away! I wish you the best of luck for this healthy and beneficial endeavor.