Growing at least some of your own food is one of the best things anyone can do! Herbs are often amongst the easiest plants to grow indoors and they can be grown in even the very tiniest of spaces. Here are just five reasons to grow herbs indoors – something that everyone can do, and everyone should be doing:
For Our Planet
It could perhaps go without saying, but one of the main reasons to make efforts to grow your own herbs and other food at home is for our planet. It may seem obvious, but everyone can reduce their carbon footprints by reducing the amount of store-bought food they have to buy. Growing food to feed the planet's growing population without harming our planet is perfectly possible – but only if we make changes to the polluting and wasteful way things are done at present. That includes each and every one of us taking back control and making good decisions about what we eat. Growing herbs at home is the perfect first step towards your greener way of life.
For Year -Round Flavour
Meals made with fresh, home grown produce can be more delicious than you might ever have imagined. Fresh herbs can broaden your repertoire of home-grown, home-cooked meal options considerably and add a range of flavours to home-grown cuisine throughout the year. Herbs can be used fresh, or dried. Sometimes drying herbs can subtly alter the flavour and provide something different for other recipes.
For Nutritional Health
Organic herbs are often extremely expensive when bought in a shop. Yet choosing organic herbs and vegetables is better for our health as well as for our planet and the environment. Growing your own nutritionally optimised, healthy, organic herbs can save you a lot of money, while giving you access to this valuable nutritional resource. Put simply, organic home-grown herbs can help you live a healthier lifestyle.
For Herbal Remedies
Over and above their general health benefits when used in recipes in your kitchen, various herbs can also be used to concoct a wide range of herbal remedies. Learning about herbal remedies can help you manage the symptoms of common ailments and treat minor wounds or maladies at home when medical help is not required.
For Other Uses
Thinking a little outside the box, you will realise that herbs are not just for eating. Some herbs can also be used in home-made soaps, lotions or cleaners. There are some excellent recipes for home-made cleaners for you, for dishes, clothes or for general use around the home. Growing herbs at home can offer far more than you might imagine.