There are so many benefits of having your own herb garden. Herbs are always fresh, you don't have to worry about them wilting down in your fridge, you can incorporate your compost in the garden bed as a natural fertilizer, and it's a small way to help our environment because all plants contribute to making our air cleaner.
Growing your own herb garden can be intimidating, but with our help, you can start with confidence.
1. Get creative and start small
If you have the budget, go ahead and find the best planter for your home. Start small and work from there. If you don't have a ready-made garden patch, or if you don't have any planters, you can recycle unused items to create a small garden for your home. You can see in our video that Dommy used leftover roof tiles as the boundary for her garden. Lots of people are getting creative in this area as we sometimes see unused tires, unused pipes, old boots, old furniture and plastic bottles turned into small planters.
2. Grow herbs that you always use in your cooking
Parsley, basil, mint, leeks, chives, rosemary, thyme, oregano and coriander are just a few of the most used herbs in cooking. If you use them almost daily or weekly, then that's a sign that you should grow them.
3. Buy full-grown herbs from a nursery
Growing herbs from seeds are amazing, but we recommend a low-maintenance way for beginner gardeners. Buy your herbs from a nursery and pick plants that are healthy and full of life. Check for visible pests and wilted leaves or stems - this is something that you should avoid when buying plants or herbs.
4. Use small containers like Coconut Bowls for growing herbs in small spaces
If you have a small space on your window sill or your counter, a plant in a Coconut Bowl will fit perfectly for a small home. Grow the basics - like parsley, basil and chives, and watch them thrive and grow in your small space at home. When you're ready to expand your garden, just plant the whole plant and Coconut Bowl in your planter or garden patch outside. They are 100% organic and biodegradable. To ensure proper drainage, just drill a few holes at the bottom of the Coconut Bowl before planting your herbs. Succulents are great too!
We hope that these tips encouraged you to grow your own herb garden at home. If you're in doubt, visit this article again, and give our Plant-based Cooking School a try. It is more than just a cooking school, it teaches you how to make your own compost, grow your herb garden, choose your produce, master the basic culinary skills and more. Visit course.veganbowls.com to know more.
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