7 Reasons to Add Fresh Herbs to a Garden


When you think of gardening, you probably think of fresh flowers and herbs. But did you know that there are many other reasons to add a herb garden to your home? The following seven ideas are just some of the ways that adding herbs can improve your life:

The herbs in your garden won’t be sprayed with chemicals or other harmful substances.

There are many reasons to add fresh herbs to your garden. One of them is that they won’t be sprayed with harmful chemicals, pesticides or other substances.

Herbs are not sprayed with herbicides.

Herbs are not sprayed with insecticides.

Herbs are not sprayed with fungicides.

You can grow herbs indoors if you live in a climate that isn’t conducive to growing outdoors.

  • Even if you live in an area that doesn’t get enough sunlight to grow herbs outdoors, it’s possible to get your hands on these tasty plants.
  • Grow them in a sunny window. If the windowsill is bright enough, the herbs will be able to produce their full flavors and scents without requiring more effort than watering them every so often.
  • Grow them on a sunny patio. The dirt in this area won’t need as much watering because of how much heat and light comes from above; however, if it does begin to dry out too quickly then make sure to water regularly until things stabilize again!
  • Use greenhouses or cold frames for growing indoors during winter months when temperatures dip below freezing outside (or even higher) which means snow covering everything else up there but not down here inside our cozy abode – no worries though: these appliances will provide protection from harsh winds while still allowing us access into looking after our beloved plants whichever way we choose so long as we have some good luck–we don’t want anyone getting hurt 😉

Grow herbs to use as cuttings in an attractive arrangement.

If you want to add to your herb garden, you can use cuttings. Cuttings are great for starting new plants because they don’t take up as much space as seeds and they grow faster than seedlings. You can use cuttings in many ways:

  • Grow them in water or plant the stems directly into soil
  • Use them as a centerpiece in a vase of water (or any other container)
  • Place them around the house or office where they can be easily seen

You may need some training to learn how to take cuttings from herbs but once you have mastered it, it’s easy! Just follow these steps:

  • Wash and dry the leaves of your choice
  • Cut off about 1-2 inches from each stem with sharp scissors . . . . . . . . . . And that’s it! Now all you need is an attractive container and some soil for planting.

Add herbs to houseplants to make them smell nice.

Adding herbs to houseplants is a great way to make them smell good. But, what if you don’t want your houseplants to smell good? What if you’d rather have them smell like something else? Or maybe even something really specific?

Well, there are several ways to achieve this. You can add different herbs that will change the scent of your plants and make them smell however you’d like. If you’re looking for something specific, here are some examples:

  • Basil – basil smells like tomatoes when it’s crushed or chopped up! It’s also one of my favorite herbs because I love tomatoes so much; they’re so tasty! If someone were looking for something fun their kids could do with basil (or if they just wanted a fun activity), this would be perfect – especially since most kids love playing with soups and sauces anyway!
  • Rosemary – rosemary smells kind of piney which makes sense since it comes from pine trees. The only downside is that sometimes people think it smells slightly medicinal when used as an oil extractor–but personally I think this could be remedied by using less than usual or leaving out altogether.”

Grow fragrant herbs to keep away mosquitoes and other pests.

Certain herbs, like lavender and rosemary, have a strong scent that repels mosquitoes and other pests. These same herbs can be grown in the garden or used for their aromatic qualities indoors. If you’re looking to keep these bugs at bay without using chemical-based sprays or lotions, consider growing some of these scented plants:

  • Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Mint (Mentha spp.)

Dry flowers and herbs to use as potpourri.

Potpourri is an aromatic mixture of dried flowers and herbs. It can be made from fresh or dried plants, but the most common form is the dried version. Potpourri can be used to freshen up a room, as well as make it smell nice!

To make potpourri: Start with a container that has holes in it so your potpourri will dry out easily (a baggie won’t work). Then add some cinnamon sticks and whole cloves to give it a pleasant aroma. You should also include lavender flowers or leaves because they have a sweet scent that pairs well with other scents like lemon verbena, rose petals and lemon zest (just don’t use too much!). Finally sprinkle some dried mint leaves on top for good measure!

Store your finished product in an airtight container until you need to use it again – then simply open up your container and take deep breaths – inhaling deeply will help stimulate circulation throughout the body which improves overall health & wellness.”

Use your fresh herbs to make bath products at home.

  • Ingredients:
  • Bath salts
  • Fresh herbs, such as mint and lavender (you can also use dried herbs)
  • Vodka or glycerin (you can use alcohol-based extracts if you don’t have vodka on hand)

Start a herb garden, whether it’s indoors or outside, for many reasons

Whether you live in an apartment or a house, herb gardens are still possible. You can grow herbs indoors and make your own herbal remedies at home. Or you can decide to grow them outdoors, which is a great way of bringing more nature into your life.

Herbs can be grown in pots or containers just like any other plant would be grown (seedlings will need to be started indoors). If you want to get really fancy, there are even things called self-watering pots that have built-in reservoirs so you don’t have to keep filling up the water!

If outdoor space isn’t available for your herb garden, consider using what little space is available by growing an indoor container garden. Either way, choosing herbs as part of your landscaping will provide freshness and beauty throughout the year while adding health benefits as well!


So, what are you waiting for? If you’re looking to grow your own herbs, now’s the time! You’ll be able to save money and have fresh ingredients on hand all year long. Plus, you can add a little extra something special to your meals with homegrown herbs.

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