Grow a Balcony Herb Garden in the City


| 8/13/2013 10:00:00 AM


Tags: gardening, herb garden, balcony garden, small space gardening, Jakob Barry,

There are many reasons for living in the city but being close to nature isn’t usually one of them. Parks exist but very few backyards or grassy knolls come with homes, especially those on the 22nd floor of an apartment building.

That’s why adding your own little greenery in the form of a balcony herb garden can make all the difference.

balcony herb garden
Photo By Suzette Pauwels/Flickr

Why Herbs?

While there are many types of plants to choose from, herbs can last throughout the year and aren’t just nice to look at but have many uses and benefits that make them all the more appealing. For instance:

Scent: Most herbs have distinct scents, which makes them easily recognizable. When essential oils are extracted from various herbs and applied to skin their aromas can be healing and energizing. Theses scents can also naturally ward off unwanted insects, so using their oils can be beneficial when going for a walk in the evening when it’s prime mosquito time.

Taste: Herbs play a major role in giving food such great flavor, so having a variety of fresh ones to choose from just a few steps away can make exploring culinary interests that much easier. Also, it feels great to know you’ve cooked with your own herbs.




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