Using fresh herbs in your recipes is a great way to add some fresh summer flavor to your meals! Buying herbs from the supermarket is super easy, but if you’re looking to save some money, get into a new hobby, or are looking to add a more fresh flavor to your food, try growing your own herbs —
1] EASY TO GROW
You don’t need a big space to grow herbs like you do with some fruits + vegetables. You can grow them indoors, making them easier to maintain + care for.
2] SAVE MONEY
Buying fresh herbs from the supermarket can get expensive, so growing your own herbs is a great alternative if you’re trying to save some cash. You only need one pack of seeds to make many of a specific herbs, ++ a pack of seeds only costs a few dollars.
3] FRESH HERBS TASTE BETTER
There’s no denying the fact that fresh herbs make food a lot more delicious. Their flavor is a lot stronger than store bought herbs, so you’ll need a lot less to provide that extra *kick* to your meals. Make your food taste fresher with some home-grown herbs!
If you’re interested in growing your own herbs, but have no idea where to start, we gotchu —
GROWING THEM INDOORS VS. OUTDOORS
First, decide where to grow your herbs, either indoors or outdoors. Outdoor herbs can be planted directly into the soil, but indoor herbs require a little more work initially + are easier to maintain in the long run. They also make cute kitchen decor!
If you decide to grow your herbs outside, you can plant them directly into the soil. Indoor herbs require draining pots because they can’t sit in water for too long. You can find these pots anywhere, from Home Depot to your local gardening shop! Don’t forget to buy soil to fill your pots up with as well.
Herbs don’t require as much sunlight as other plants — only about 4 hours a day! If planting outdoors, don’t put your herbs in a spot where the sun hits for most of the day. Instead, plant them in an area that tends to be shaded for most of the day. For indoor herbs, you can essentially put them anywhere that receives some sort of light throughout the day. They shouldn’t be kept by a windowsill, though, because they will be overexposed to light.
Many people struggle with growing herbs because they overwater them + end up killing them. Herbs don’t require much water — you only need to water them if you feel the soil getting dry, which is every few days.
Do you like gardening + growing your own fruits, vegetables, or herbs? Let us know what your favorite gardening tips are, + what you love to grow in your garden!
++ Soula [soula_inchaarg] // UMD CHAARG