Friday, May 29, 2009

Green Tip: Plant yourself some herbs!

Plant some herbs for cooking and medicinal purposes!
You can start from seeds, or buy baby plants and bring them home.

You can put them in your garden outside (make sure they aren't in a spot where wild animals will decide to mark them, though! Eewwwww!), or plant them in pots and place them in a bright and sunny window!

You'll save money from buying herbs at the grocery store, and save on packaging, too!
Plus, fresh herbs taste better than dried ones AND they're better for you- all the nutrients are still in tact!

Keep your herb garden organic. If you find that some of your yummies are being destroyed by bugs (caterpillars love parsley!), perhaps you could plant extra for them, since pollinators need all the help they can get! Or, clean them off and move your herbs indoors away from those who partake in them.

1 comment:

Doris Sturm said...

Thanks for reminding me, Samantha, I have some seeds that I ordered a while back and will try and see if they're still good. I know it's past the expiration date, but one never knows...give them a chance anyway and see if they'll grow!

I love fresh herbs, btw...