We all know and like herbs. Herbs are essential components for flavoring recipes all over the world. Herbs add flavor and uniqueness to recipes. They help to make cooking enjoyable, and eating a pure joy! Herbs make everything smell and taste better. There is a difference between herbs and spices. Herbs are usually fresh or dried leaves and spices are the seeds, roots or flowers. Herbs also have a milder flavor. Herb gardening can be done in a very little area. You can even start your own herb garden. Or you can try growing herbs in a container on your balcony or indoors. Many herbs are good indoor houseplants during winter months.
Varieties of herbs:
There is a huge variety of herbs which you can use. Every one has it's own distinct flavoring. Most of them are easy to grow. There are annual or perennial varieties.
They are usually cultivated for their aroma. They are used in perfumes or candles. Lavender and mint, for example.
We think about this category every time we want to eat. Most gardeners grow several varieties of them. There is no need to say that food will be plain without them. Some of the most popular are basil, chives and dill.
For many years medicinal herbs have been used in medicine and have the power to cure a lot of deseases. Some of them have preventative characteristics. The value of medicinal herbs is well known.
From ancient times herbs are used for different medicinal purposes. For many years herbs prove to be effective in the treatment of various of deseases and injuries.
They are usually grown for fresh or dried arrangements. They also make gardens look better. That is why ornamental herbs are often grown with flowers. In this case, they are used like flowers.
Herb garden is fun and easy to grow. It also occupies little space. You can choose your own favorites, or buy a seed package with a wide variety in a local garden store.We recommend you to try new herbs each year. This way, you will be sure to try new recipes all year long. Most herbs grow best in fairly fertile soil with a good drainage. Seeds can be sown indoors or outdoors. Many seeds are very tiny. Do not to plant them very deep. Just slightly cover the seeds with soil and keep the surface moist. Follow the instructions on the seed packet. We do not recommend you to use chemical fertilizers.
We wish you success in cultivation of herbs!
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