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Why You Should Grow Your Own Herbs

When it comes to growing herbs, whether in your outdoor garden or in your home the first thing that needs to be addressed is why? Why grow your own herbs when you can hit up your local grocery store and purchase them already cut, cleaned, packaged and ready to go whenever you need them without having to get one speck of dirt under your fingernails. There is more to herb gardening than meets the eye. So we’ve put together a list of all the reasons why growing your own herbs is a must!

"There is more to herb gardening than meets the eye."

Money saving!

Have you ever noticed that the herbs that the recipe you want to try calls for are outrageously priced at your local grocery store? We certainly have and we’ve found ourselves paying for a few sprigs (a small stem, belonging to a bush or plant that contains leaves or flowers) when we could have purchased the entire plant for the same price. The entire plant is a much better investment especially when you grow it yourself. Annual herbs can be harvested from, for weeks and perennial herbs can produce for years.

Easy to grow.

Most herbs are among the easiest of plants to grow. Herbs have a tendency to grow in locations that other plants struggle to. Generally speaking, as long as they have plenty of sun, they are happy. Herbs can be easily grown indoors or outside in the garden or in a pot on the patio.

Fresh herbs at the ready.

Have you ever been in the middle of making a dish only to realize that you’re missing one ingredient? Yep, been there, and it’s more often than not a herb. Having your own herb garden, either outside or inside will eliminate those unplanned trips the the grocery store

Eliminate boring dinners

Herbs can take your meal from drab to fab! Adding a few different herbs to chicken, for example, makes it a whole different meal. You can experiment with different flavours in both your main dishes and your sides. Herbs can be added to almost any dish, and although they are tiny they are packed with many health benefits and a tone of flavour. Herb selection has the ability to make or break a dish.

Fresh is best.

Fresh herbs are more flavourful. Herbs are no different than a lot of produce, the longer they are off the plant the le