You might be wondering why you should get into the messy work of growing herbs in your garden when herbs are readily available in the market? But there is more to herb gardening than meets the eye. Not only herbs are versatile and capable of rendering great flavours to the food, but also used as a natural remedy for health and beauty.
Planting a herb garden with a variety of herbs can be a wonderful site with smells and tastes of different useful herbs. It is easy to grow fresh herbs anywhere including a small garden in your backyard, pots outside your kitchen or outdoor patio and window boxes.
We have seen people being creative with their gardening skills, especially older adults. Growing herbs in your garden will bring knowledgeable benefits to the younger children since grandparents will guide them about the advantages of various herbs.
Let us look at many other benefits of having a herbal garden-
1) They have medicinal properties-
Herbs have many values which include aromatherapy, medicinal, as seasonings and flavorings in food and salads. Some herbs have cancer-fighting antioxidants while others are used in aromatherapies for relieving stress and enhancing mood. Many herbs can stimulate the immune system and strengthen your body’s resistive nature to diseases, alleviate digestive problems like constipation and abdominal spasms.
By planting a combination of herbs in the garden can prove to be useful for improving circulation, reducing blood pressure, combating stress-related disorders like insomnia and tension headaches, and even in treating anxiety and depression.
2) Chemical-free herbs are always available-
One of the benefits of growing your own herbs is you will not have to spend money on buying herbs from the market that may have been produced with lots of chemicals. Therefore, you can use your herbs from your herbal garden either for seasoning or health remedies.
3) Plant exotic variety-
You can spruce up your herbal garden by adding seasonal herbs and a different variety of same herbs. For instance, you can grow thirty different types of basil in your garden, whereas you would have only got one or two variations in the market. Generally, buy the herbs from a professional nursery who keeps different varieties for you to incorporate in your herbal garden.
4) Educational benefits-
There is always so much to learn from a useful garden. Not only children but also adults can get a profound knowledge from the type of herbs grown in their backyard. A person will always research about herbs and its benefits before planting it in a garden that will enhance his knowledge. Similarly, you can show your garden to the visitors and inculcate in them the information about herbs.
5) Adds to the curb appeal-
Adding herbs to your garden or assimilating them in pots around your kitchen can enhance the curb appeal of your place. Many herbs are as decorative as flowers and shrubs. Besides, some of them come with great odors that can purify the air.