The description of DIY Herb Garden Design Ideas
The idea of growing your own herbs may seem difficult, but an herb garden kit certainly makes the task easier. What's included in an herb garden kit? The idea is to include everything you need to build your own home garden in just one easy package. Most packages include only plant or substance oriented materials, though there may be some out there that even include the pot to put the plant in.
What items does a kit contain?
Usually, the package includes the seeds of herb plant you want to grow, as well as fertilizer and possibly high quality, sterilized soil. Some packages may also include planter boxes, plant tools, or even more expensive items such as a greenhouse dome that lets you adjust temperatures.
What's nice about this option is that using it doesn't really require any previous experience. Perhaps the most important item that comes with the kit is a set of easy-to-follow instructions. These instructions will teach the average person, an un-experienced gardener, how to get started, how to prepare the package, how to plant in a garden or pot, and lastly how to adequately care for each plant. Some types of herb garden kits may even include suggestions for recipes or other practical uses the extract may have. There are different categories of kits, including culinary kits, medicinal kits, tea kits and health herb kits.
Kits Vs. the DIY Approach
The question is, after you have used this kit for a time, and gain experience in gardening at home, will you still prefer to use kits or assemble your own ingredients for next season?
First of all, know that the typical herb garden kit (assuming it has been concocted by a trusted brand in gardening or recommended by your local nursery) is not an unnatural or artificial product. Good soil and plant food is of high quality, regardless of whether one assembles it for you or you do the harvesting yourself. Some gardeners prefer to pick their own seeds and find their own fertilizer and soil, and that is the primary difference.
An herb garden kit will offer custom-made solutions for very particular types of gardens. For example, there are packages designed just for small potted herb plants, and some designed for a large, exterior garden. The size the container should be is usually specified in the kit instructions. So the advantages that packages or herb garden kit offer (easy access, ideal for beginners and sometimes reusable containers) are enough for some gardeners to choose kits over DIY preparation.
Whether you want to assemble your own ingredients or use a kit is your choice, and will depend on how much you love the actual gardening process. As you gain more experience you may find yourself desiring to experiment a bit with different approaches to growing herbs, some of which won't be available in kits.
There is a clear advantage of assembling materials yourself. One thing is for sure: making your own herbs at home is economic, practical, refreshing and fun!
If you're like a lot of people, you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs. And just like many others, you likely depend on your supermarket for your supply of fresh herbs. If so, you're almost certainly paying too much. Instead, if you decided to grow your own herb garden, you could enjoy fresh herbs whenever you like for a small percentage of the cost that they would be at the supermarket.
There are a number of advantages you'll enjoy when you decide to grow your own herb garden. First of all, you'll save yourself some money. Even though the start up costs related to raising herbs might be somewhat costly, through time you'll discover that you're paying just a few cents for the same fresh herbs that would cost you several dollars at a market.
The second advantage is that you can enjoy more variety in your herbs. Many supermarkets carry just a couple of varieties of each herb. Yet there are numerous varieties of basil, for instance.