Herb Gardening delivers lots of Rewards!
For those who are interested in gardening, but may have limited time, space or knowledge, a herb garden can be the ideal solution. As a hobby, it can be incredibly therapeutic and certainly very relaxing and it can help bring out that inner creative inspiration when it comes to planting and displays. It is a wonderful hobby for individuals but it can also be beneficial to include the whole family in your new hobby too as herb gardening is multi-faceted and the herbs themselves can be used in a variety of ways.
Although most people who are interested in growing herbs, initially just think of using them for culinary purposes, as they do without a doubt, add the most wonderful flavours and can compliment your recipes completely. It is important to realise however that herbs can be grown for their attractiveness when planted amongst flowers in borders, for their beautiful aromas or they can be used for herbal medicine.
Herbs are quite diverse by nature, they can be grown in containers, in small pots, hanging baskets, on windowsills, and some can even be grown as pot plants indoors. Herbs can be grown from seed, can be purchased ready grown direct from garden centres, where there will be a huge display of different varieties to choose from, there will also be specialist mail order companies who will post your herbs directly to you. Be creative with your planting, lack of space is not a problem but the positioning of the herbs themselves can make such a difference to the overall display.
Irrespective of what their use is likely to be, the first step is to consider which particular plants you are likely to use the most and then take some time to read up on their individual properties. As there are so many herbs to choose from, an enjoyable aspect of herb gardening is the knowledge which accrues over a period of time.
There are many good books available which can help guide the complete beginner or simply type herb gardening into any good search engine and see the multitude of knowledge available at your fingertips.