Growing your own herbs at home has a number of benefits. Not only are they functional and make great additions to a number of different dishes, but they can also make your home look and smell great.
Learning how to grow different herbs may take some time as they all have different needs and preferences, but once you’ve gotten the hang of it they are a great addition to your home.
Let’s take a look at a few reasons why you should start trying to cultivate your own herb garden today:
Even purchasing herbs from your local supermarket doesn’t necessarily guarantee freshness. They may be fresh, but they will never be as fresh as they will be when you can pick them straight from the plant at home. This way you don’t have to risk them drying out in the time between purchasing them and actually using them to cook with.
Dried herbs add extra life and they make a more inexpensive and convenient alternative, but they can never stand up to the taste that fresh herbs provide. Growing your own herbs removes this dilemma, meaning you will always have fresh herbs on hand at all times.
Purchasing herbs in your weekly shop can add up over the course of a year, but by having your own herb garden at home you will save most of that money. An added benefit is that you know exactly where your herbs have come from. You never have to worry about harmful pesticides or exposure to contaminants. You have full control over the fertiliser and pest control methods you use.
With herbs on hand you can experiment with different flavour combinations in a number of dishes, even using herbs that you rarely used before. With your own herbs you can even make your own store cupboard staples such as pesto or parsley butter.
At Royal Nawaab halal restaurant in Manchester we use the freshest herbs to guarantee the best flavour in all our dishes.