If you have found yourself contemplating as to whether or not this is the year that you will finally start your very own herb garden, you have come to the right place. No matter what plants you should choose to grow in your garden, you will find that the experiential outcome far outweighs the harvest.
When you choose to garden, you are not only prioritizing growing your own greenery at home, but you are allowing yourself to have a daily meditative experience. Keep reading to learn why right now is the perfect time to start your herb garden.
Why Start Now?
Starting a new hobby as an adult can be an extraordinarily daunting task; when you are nervous to try something new, it seems that the reasons why you shouldn’t try a new thing quickly outnumber the reasons why you should. This time around, get out of your head and have faith in the process of gardening.
You should begin your garden now because the sooner you start, the sooner you are able to reap the benefits of this incredible practice. Plus, it is springtime! Spring is the perfect time to dig deeper into the idea of growth – both inside and out.
What does Gardening do for Me?
When you choose to start your herb garden now, you will be able to reap the benefits of gardening sooner rather than later. Yes, a beautiful and luscious harvest is always so wonderfully fulfilling – but that is not where the gifts that gardening have in store for you stop.
No matter how your harvest turns out, the experience of nurturing the growth of something outside of yourself is calming and helps to bring you back to your center. It is even known that gardening will allow you to release the stress, tension, and anxiety that build up throughout your day. Imagine letting go of your stress and channeling your energy into the growth of something good – this is what gardening will do for you.
Why Choose an Herb Garden?
If you are new to gardening, choosing to grow herbs is a fantastic way to dip your toe into the world of growth. Herbs are versatile; herbs want to grow for you, and they will do so practically anywhere that has sunlight, water and a little bit of TLC. So, no matter if you live in a big city with a fire escape, or out in the country with acres of land, you can grow a garden. It is as simple as that.
Take a look at our article regarding How to Start an Herb Garden to help you gain momentum; you will learn how to choose a location for your garden, and what to expect throughout the growing process.
It is okay to feel nervous when approaching a new hobby or learning a new skill. That said, do not allow your fear to dictate what you will or will not accomplish – life is simply too short for that! Today, get outside and start preparing for a year of growth. While you’re at it, check out this Herb Gardening Guide for Beginners to propel you into success. Or if you’re ready to start growing your own herb garden you can get started with our herb garden starter kit!