Growing your own herbs is one of the most satisfying – and easiest – gardening projects to tackle. You have a lot of different choices when you grow your own herbs. The delightful results of your gardening efforts can be used in your cooking and as sachets to perfume your linens and lingerie. The tips and methods we discuss in this article will make it simple for you to have and enjoy, your first herb garden. You will see just how simple herb gardening can be.
There are many reasons that people are growing herbs these days; they can enrich your life in so many ways; such as enhancing the flavor of your food, adding aroma to your home and even has some medicinal qualities. Some herbs are not necessarily completely safe to ingest. Aloe is an herb that is good for skin issues and can be made into a juice and ingested. If you grow aloe, however, you shouldn’t ingest it as it can have serious side effects. Stores sell concentrated juice along with a directive on how to use it safely and effectively. Arnica is a homeopathic herb that can cause ill effects if you take too much at a time. These are examples of the many herbs that could have harmful effects and possibly be hazardous when you ingest them.
It hasn’t been very long since hydroponic herb gardening has become popular. This is a way to grow plants without the use of soil. There’s less maintenance with this type of gardening, as you don’t have to worry about weeding and pests such as insects are less likely to attack your plants. Hydroponic gardens are grown indoors, so weather is another problem you don’t have to take into account. The main disadvantage of hydroponic gardening is that it requires using quite a bit of electricity. The light source for this type of garden is ultraviolet lighting, which can be quite expensive over time. Be that as it may, many gardeners like to garden hydroponically. They enjoy the ease and convenience, and you may want to think seriously about it also.
You probably won’t escape having pests from time to time, as most gardeners have to face this challenge. The two main pests you will have to deal with are usually insects and larger animals that love to eat herbs. Many herbs are naturally repellant to insects. Wormwood, for example, repels flies, slugs, moths and many types of worms. Another beneficial plant that is also lovely is lavender. It can rid your herbs garden of fleas and flies, for example. These are just a sample of the herbs that are natural insect repellents. Learn more about them and incorporate the useful ones in your garden to control your insects.
A fence may be necessary if your pets, or those of your neighbors, raid your garden. All of your careful planning and hard work can be for naught if these larger animals get into your garden. They can turn it to ruins very fast if you can’t devise a method of keeping them out. Herb gardens are great for people who want to start gardens that are both practical and simple. It can be fun as well as useful, and it can even save you money. The herbs and spices from your own herb gardens taste quite a lot fresher than those that you buy off of grocery store shelves. Try to keep these ideas in mind when you start to grow your own herb garden and soon you will have a great hobby that you can enjoy for the rest of your life!