Why Starting Your Own Herb Garden Is Essential To Any Hobby Farm
In the debate on whether you should grow your own garden, rear farm animals or possibly do both, a useful crop to consider in making your choice are herbs. There are several important reasons for this.
Firstly, if you decide to rear animals, especially if they are for personal consumption, having an herb garden will ensure that there are always interesting dishes on your table.
Consequently, if one decides to rear chickens, there are several new options available to you when preparing a dish. An herb garden has suddenly opened up a myriad of fine dining possibilities to its owner.
Moreover, there are several herbs that may be grown in your garden. These range from common herbs such as mint, sage, parsley, basil, bay leaf and dill to rare exotic ones such as Japanese wild parsley, chervil and sweet cicely.
Importantly, these may be grown either indoors or outdoors which is an added benefit. In either case, know that your choice to plant an herb garden is always the correct one. Thus, once you plant your own herb garden you will always have fresh herbs that you can pick. This eliminates having to run to the store to get that rare ingredient that best complements that special dish as it will be either right outside or just inside and thus easily picked.
There are also has added health benefits as herbs are of great nutritious value and in order for you to tend to it you will have to exercise. Importantly, you will save money for two main reasons.
Firstly, a small jar of herbs can be expensive. Moreover, if you decide to purchase herbs that are fresh, taste better and are of greater value to your health, you will pay even more. Growing your own will result in instant savings.
Secondly, stores may not sell some rare herbs. However, if you grow rare herbs such as those mentioned earlier in this piece, they will always be a few steps away. What is more, planting your own herbs, especially those that are rare, presents you with the opportunity to sell some of these and to make a profit
Having decided to start your own hobby farm, a step that is just as important to its success is deciding what crops you should grow or the type of livestock one should rare. Hence, your own herb garden is an essential component of any successful hobby farm.