"Let us revere, let us worship, but erect and open-eyed, the highest, not the lowest; the future, not the past! "
- Charlotte Gilman
During the entire lockdown I have been toying with the idea of growing my own herbs for fresh baking. And believe me it’s one of the most soothing and amazing feeling to use freshly grown herbs from your own garden for baking. Many prefer buying, but I feel here’s 5 reasons why should you grown your plants.
Get Fresh Herbs
The next time you really want few leaves of mint or basil, you can just pluck them off your plant instead of running out to buy them and wasting time and energy. Plus, you don’t have to keep buying a whole bundle for just a few leaves. There’s nothing more beautiful in this world than the aroma of freshly grown herbs.
You exactly know what you are putting
With the world changing so fast and everybody wanting fresh things on large scale even the planters have resorted to chemicals. With your home grown herbs, you are always sure of what you are consuming. If you grow it yourself, you know that it is safe and chemical-free.
Works out Cheaper
Oh !these lovely herbs barely cost anything. All they need is some fresh water and a bit of sun.
To start a day with fresh Tulsi or Mint just makes it a lot healthier. You can start eating one or two of the leaves every day, or adding them to your morning tea. These herbs are loaded with medicinal benefits that include relief from respiratory disorders, improved dental health as well as treatment of fever, asthma, lung disorders, heart diseases and stress.
Sense of Accomplishment
You may scoff at the idea of getting attached to plants, but once you start caring for your own, you’ll know exactly what we mean. Each little shoot, branch or flower that grows gives you a sense of personal satisfaction and happiness. These days I find myself in the balcony every morning checking for new shoots and celebrating it.
Be sure this habit is addictive. So when you start growing be sure of what you are planting.