If you’ve ever purchased fresh herbs from a grocery store, you know how relatively expensive they can be. For the same amount of money (usually $2 or $3) that you would spend on a single pack of fresh herbs, you could instead purchase a small plant to grow in your own container or garden instead. Starting an herb garden is easy and very affordable. It is also very rewarding to grow your own herbs; when a recipe calls for fresh basil, or perhaps fresh rosemary, you can simply walk to your back deck or yard to take a clipping. Some herbs are easier to grow than others. Here are a few that are perfect for beginners:
Herbs are very diverse plants that can be grown and utilized in many different ways. Popular uses include culinary, medicinal and even spiritual. Beginning gardeners may want to do some research before planting as some herbs can be quite invasive. Dill and mint are two examples of plants that can quickly overrun a garden plot. Fortunately, herbs can be successfully grown indoors or outdoors in pots, buckets and hydroponic setups as well. Whether you grow your own or buy from the grocery store or farmers market, you can preserve your fresh herbs for year-round use.