In the middle of summer, your garden may be in full bloom, so there isn’t much planting you can do outside. However, you could put your green thumb to work on an indoor or windowsill herb garden! Herb gardens are extremely easy to start and have many benefits.
An herb garden in the kitchen windowsill not only increases the aesthetic appeal of the room, but can also provide you with fresh herbs at your fingertips for your cooking. Although fresh and dried spices and herbs are available for a reasonable price at the grocery store, a fresh rosemary sprig plucked off the stem seconds before adding it to a dish will taste so much better than one plucked and dried. An herb garden will transform your dinners simply because fresh and flavorful ingredients are used.
These gardens can be small, as most herbs do not need much room to grow. If you don’t wish to clutter your kitchen, maybe opt for an outdoor herb garden. Box planters that hang off the rail of a deck or balcony are an excellent place to start growing fresh herbs. This is also a great way to decorate your balcony without taking up floor space. Growing an herb garden is an easy way to garden in an urban setting as well, because what you grow can be eaten and enjoyed!
Since these gardens don’t need to be in the ground, they can be placed anywhere, making it easier for those who cannot kneel on the ground or bend over to get their gardening fix.
Some good herbs to grow indoors near a window or in a small container outside include basil, rosemary, chives, oregano, sage, parsley, and thyme. Growing your own herbs is quite simple, and can add beauty to your home and variety to your cuisine. As long as the plants have adequate amounts of water and proper sunlight exposure, you should have your herb garden thriving in no time!