The Goodness of
Organic herbs are chock-full of healthy benefits for your kitchen and garden.
Most herbs are simple to grow plus they have many hidden talents.
Plant herbs along borders, in a special herb garden or in any odd space you
have. Herbs will thrive in container gardens on the doorstep, patio or balcony.
This way you can experiment a little and control their habitat. Herbs are also a
wonderful choice to use for organic indoor gardening, in pots on sunny
Organic herbs can be used fresh, dried or frozen to add flavor to every
recipe, or made into fragrant potpourris and sachets. But to the organic
gardener, their usefulness goes far beyond good taste.
Is There a Secret to
Growing Organic Herbs?
Not at all. To really learn about herb gardening is to understand how nature
works, and observe how herbs would grow if left in their natural habitat.
When we get close enough to copying the way nature intended our herbs and
vegetables to grow, we begin to know what
gardening is all about. In fact, herbs are very utilitarian in the garden.
For instance, herbs are wonderful for attracting pollinating insects. The
decorative pink flowers of thyme attract bees and other insets that are
necessary for the pollination of border plants and fruit. Sage and
hyssop work well for this too. This is companion planting, a strong feature of
Organic Herbs Make Good Companions
Certain plants help one another flourish. Companion planting promotes healthy
growth and reduces pests. Organic herbs make excellent companion plants for
vegetables and fruit. By knowing what each plant prefers, organic gardening
becomes an amazing circle of growth and harvest.
Basil repels mosquitoes and flies. Basil as a companion plant is especially
helpful to the growth and flavor of tomatoes and asparagus, but not snap beans
or cabbage. Youll want to plant mint near cabbage as an organic pesticide. Mint
also keeps away mice. Thyme keeps worms from invading cabbage.
Chives, relatives of the onion, act as a natural pesticide. Organic gardeners
will plant chives in their flower garden to repel bugs from flowers and rose
bushes. Elderberry and caraway are great for breaking down soil and compost. The
list goes on
because its Nature at its best!
Learn About Herb Gardening
Learn how to
own organic herbs, and discover the many types and uses of these wonderful