Why You Should Plant an Herb Garden This Year


If you’re looking for ways to spice up your cooking with fresh herbs, here’s a fun fact: growing your own herbs is the easiest way to do it. Herbs are easy to plant and will add flavor and pizzazz to all of your dishes. Not only that, but they’re beautiful plants that look good in any garden or on any windowsill!

What are herbs?

An herb is any plant used for its flavor or fragrance. Herbs are not the same as spices, which have a stronger smell and are often used in cooking.

Herbs come in many different flavors and colors and can be grown indoors or outdoors. They’re great to add to your meals when you don’t want to use salt, sugar or oil (or if you’re on a diet).

How to choose herbs for your garden

When you’re choosing herbs for your garden, there are a few factors to keep in mind. First and foremost, choose herbs that are easy to grow. If you’re new to gardening, stick with herbs like cilantro, basil and mints since they are more forgiving of novice mistakes. You should also choose herbs that you will actually use! Many people make the mistake of planting a ton of mint because it’s so pretty when it grows but then don’t know what to do with all of it once it takes over their yard (not us—we love our mint!). Finally, think about which season(s) you would like these plants to grow during. Some herbs grow throughout spring and summer while others only need one season before they die back completely at the end of fall/winter or early spring (depending on where you live).

If there’s anything we’ve learned from our years in the herb garden business is how important planning ahead really is! For example: if we were going on vacation for two weeks in mid-July without any access to fresh produce then we’d want our gardens full with things such as peppers which take longer than say lettuce does…so planning ahead makes sense! Or maybe even just having an idea about what kind foodie friends might visit over those same two weeks? Having these questions answered beforehand can save money later down the road when trying out new recipes!”

How to plant an herb garden

  • Choose a spot in your yard that gets plenty of sun.
  • If you have an area that is not getting enough sunlight, you can either move the herbs or add more light. You can place a trellis in front of your herb garden and attach it to your house to create shade for part of the day. Having herbs with different heights will allow for some sunlight through the day, even if one type does not receive enough light from above.
  • Add compost or manure before planting—this will help improve soil quality and make sure there are nutrients available for your plants as they grow.
  • When planting herbs like cilantro, dill and parsley directly into the soil, I recommend just sticking them into holes about 6 inches deep because they grow quickly and need room to spread out as well as access to nutrients at their roots (which may be harder if planted too deep). For other herbs like mints or oregano which do well when planted directly into pots full of soil mix without any extra fertilizer added yet first so they’ll need less frequent watering during their initial growth stage outside before being transplanted into larger containers once they’re strong enough after several weeks outside all summer long!

How to store fresh herbs

How to store fresh herbs:

  • Herbs should be stored in the refrigerator.
  • Store loose herbs in a plastic bag or container, not a jar. Herbs are delicate and can bruise easily, so make sure they’re protected from being crushed.
  • Keep them away from other foods. This will keep your fridge smelling good!
  • Use within one week of purchasing, as they lose their flavor quickly when exposed to air for too long.

Using fresh herbs in cooking and serving dishes

Herbs can be used to flavor meats, soups, stews and sauces. You can also use herbs to flavor vegetables and salads. Herbs are commonly used in breads and desserts as well.

Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to your food. They can be easily added to many recipes or enjoyed on their own.

Fresh herbs add flavor and freshness to your food. They can be easily added to many recipes or enjoyed on their own.

Herbs are easy to grow, so you don’t need a large space in order to grow your own herbs at home. If you have an apartment or live in an urban environment where gardening space is limited, consider growing some herbs in containers on your balcony or patio! You may even want to grow some indoors if there are no windows that receive adequate sunlight (see below).

Fresh herbs can be used in drinks, too! Add basil leaves into a glass of sparkling water for a refreshing summer drink with no added sugar. Mint infusion is another great option for adding flavor without adding calories—and it goes well with both sweet and savory dishes alike (I like mine iced!).

Freshly harvested herbs add color as well as flavor and aroma when incorporated into cooking: try chopping up cilantro and adding it into salsa; mince parsley leaves finely before sprinkling over salads; add fresh rosemary sprigs into stews while they simmer away; finely chop fresh thyme leaves before sprinkling them over pizza dough before baking—-


We hope this article has convinced you that herbs are an essential part of any garden and cooking. They are easy to grow and can be used in many different ways. Whether you’re starting a new garden or just looking for some ideas on how best use your existing one, we hope our tips on how to plant an herb garden were helpful!

Leave a Reply