The Centsible Gardener Series: Seven Benefits of a Window Herb Garden
If you love fresh herbs but hate paying the high price, you need to cut out the supermarket middle man! What does this mean exactly? It means growing your own fresh and tasty herbs right at home. Growing your own herbs at home is a cinch, efficient, and you can really stretch your grocery budget! Below, you will find seven savvy benefits of a window herb garden and just exactly what growing one can do for you!
Don’t waste your precious money on fresh herbs at the store that not only cost an arm and a leg, but are typically wilted and dead in a few days. Instead, make your own window the source of all of the fresh herbs you need. Here is what you need to know!
Seven Benefits of a Window Herb Garden:
1. Food at your fingertips.
When you have your own herb garden growing right in your window, you avoid last minute trips to the market. When you avoid these trips, you avoid impulse purchases. Plus, you save on gas.
2. Spice up your meals.
When you add herbs to your food, you get rid of the boring and add some spice! Don’t waste your money buying expensive marinades and seasoning packets. Snip a few fresh herbs and season your foods instead!
3. Make your food budget go further.
A bundle of fresh herbs at a grocer can cost as much as $5.00 a container. Instead, make a small investment in potting soil and herb seeds. This will net you hundreds of dollars worth of fresh herbs!
4. Invite in an education opportunity.
Herb gardening is an educational experience for adults as well as for children! Explore the plants, learn about new ways to cook them, and find out various gardening tips together as a family.
5. Say goodbye to stress.
Did you know an herb garden can relieve all that built up stress? How? The aroma, the exercise you get, plus the visual appeal will help your stress melt away. And remember, when you are healthy, you are saving money on the cost of health care!
6. Get all the vitamins you need.
Adding fresh herbs to your diet is an easy way to boost your meal’s vitamin content. Fresh herbs have a better vitamin content than dried, so opt for your own home grown herbs and feel healthier.
7. Enjoy sharing.
Why not share your crop with local food banks, neighbors, or friends? Chances are you will grow more than enough! In this case, take the time to share your surplus and see how happy it makes people.
So grab some seeds and start planting a window herb garden today. You now know seven savvy reasons why every frugal household should have one. Give sweet basil, chives, parsley, rosemary, dill, or even mint a try!
All it takes is a few small pots, potting soil, seeds, water, and sun! Follow all planting directions found directly on the seed packaging and you are good to “grow!