Herbs are generally viewed as healthy, healing plants. They are often described as “the spice of the garden.” As a result, many people think herb gardens are free from pests. Unfortunately, this is false thinking.
Fresh herbs can be an integral part of a healthy lifestyle, whether used in cooking or in natural remedies. Growing herbs from seed is an easy activity that can be undertaken almost anywhere, from apartment windowsill to suburban gardens, and requires just a few basic ingredients. Many people who lack the means to have a full garden enjoy planting herbs, thanks to their modest planting requirments.
Gardens provide hours of enjoyment and solitude. Regardless of the climate, there are pests that survive by devastating flowers, perennials and vegetables. Experienced gardeners take certain steps to identify and eradicate the pests that present threats to the prized plants. After the first season of active warfare, subsequent years are characterized by anticipating onslaught of hungry visitors.