Reasons to smile about growing your own herbs

Herbs are a versatile ingredient for cooking, but they also have many therapeutic benefits, and can be used in a variety of health and beauty products. Here are some reasons why growing your own herbs will make you smile.

Your window box will look beautiful

Nothing looks more stunning than a window box filled with herbs. Whether you choose aromatic Thyme, fresh Mint or colourful Purple Sage, you’ll enjoy opening your window every morning to a beautiful window box.

Your food will taste divine

Your friends and family will wonder how you’ve created such a mouth-watering dish – the secret is in the herbs! Popular herbs for cooking include Rosemary, Mint, Thyme, Basil and Parsley, but feel free to mix and match.

You’ll enjoy breathing in the soothing scents

The aroma of herbs is soothing to the senses; just crush a mint leaf between your fingers and breathe in the fresh scent if you don’t believe us! Herbs such as Camomile can be used to make a delicious tea that’s perfect to help you relax.

You’ll feel close to nature

Gardening is good for your mind, body and spirit, and growing your own herbs is absolutely part of that. If you’ve got a garden, head out into the sunshine and start planting those herb bushes. If you’re an apartment-dweller, go with a window-box or balcony display. Wherever you live, you can indulge in the pleasure of growing your own herbs.

You’ll have an opportunity to be creative

You can use your herbs to create beauty products, make delicious soup or herbal tea or add flavour to your cooking. There’s no end of ways to be creative with your herbs!