Herbs provide a unique taste to our meals that other ingredients are not able to do. The best part is they come from nature with great health benefits and therefore, do not contain any chemicals that may be harmful to people. Common herbs have the potential of preventing chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes and heart disease courtesy of their polyphenol content.
Herbs are easy to grow and in fact, they can be grown indoors even during winter time. They don’t actually need special lights because by simply putting them beside a bright window in your mini garden, they can remain healthy. All you need are just small pots and soil and water them on a regular basis.
If you’re interested to grow some of these herbs in your home, here are five worth considering.
Basil needs a lot of sunshine hence, it is ideal to put your pot in a window that faces south. Experts also recommend using the seeds to grow this herb.
Basil is related to the mint family the reason why it looks quite similar to peppermint. Its leaves are highly fragrant and are often used as a seasoning herb in spaghetti and pesto.
In the English-speaking countries, the herb is also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort.
Plant chervil seeds preferably in the late part of summer. This herb can grow in a low light environment but take note that it needs a temperature between 65 and 70 degrees fahrenheit in order to live long.
Also known as French parsley, it is a delicate herb that provides a mild and sweet aniseed flavor. It is normally used with fish and in soups as well as salads.
This herb can be grown using a tip cutting from an oregano plant grown outdoors. Put it in a pot and be sure to put it in a window facing southwards.
Belonging to the mint family, oregano produces a balsamic and aromatic flavor and is best used in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines.
Use the seeds when planting this herb. Another option is to dig a clump from your home garden and plant it in a pot.
Remember to put your pot beside a window facing west or east. Do take note as well that this herb loves a lot of sunshine to grow healthy.
Did you know that parsley is not only an herb but also a spice and vegetable. It is native in the central Mediterranean region and has even healing properties.
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