7 Plants to Grow in Any Size Garden

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Even if you live in a home without a yard, you can still cultivate a small herb garden on a patio, balcony, or sunny kitchen window. Having plants in and around the house is good for you. Growing a garden with kids teaches them about the plant life cycle and how to care for a living thing. Growing your own food puts you in control of what goes on it, and also saves you money at the market. Plants help clean the air and help us breathe. Here are some beneficial plants to grow in the space you have and the benefits they provide to you and your family.

 

Easy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive.

 

Rosemary

  • In cooking, this plant gives a wonderful flavor to chicken, bread, homemade butter, and potatoes. You canEasy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive. steep it, and rinse your hair with the water, which is supposed to encourage hair growth and overall hair health. If you grind the leaves to a powder and mix it with Diatomaceous Earth, it can work as a natural flea repellent for your pets. This plant does well in the sun and usually keeps to it’s container size. It will grow into a sturdy shrub with the right space. It’s hardy and easy to maintain. Teach the kids to notice it’s small leaves and distinctive fragrance and they will begin to identify it all around them.

 

Sage

  • Did you know this plant is a sibling to mint? (So is rosemary, thyme, and basil, actually) This plant is particularlyEasy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive. easy to grow on a patio or balcony, as it does not get very big. Sage is said to ward off negative energies. It tastes pretty wonderful paired with shredded parmesan on top of your omelet. Sage on porkchops? YUM! Ground sage and rosemary leaves mixed with baking soda makes a great household scrub that’s far better for your health  than Comet. It smells far better too!

 

Thyme

  • This plant is pretty easy to grow and keep up. The leaves are small and soft, yet very fragrant. Steep thyme inEasy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive. water and then use the water to make a disinfecting all-purpose cleaner. Recipe here. Thyme is also great with steak, just toss in a few sprigs when you cook your meat. Some also believe using it as an astringent can help clear and prevent acne because of its antimicrobial properties.

 

Mint

  • I feel like this one is pretty obvious on the ways to use it, but I’ll still name a few important ones. First, makeEasy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive. some delicious sparkling mint lemonade. Recipe Here. Next, chomp on some leaves to assure you have fresh breath. Then, crush some leaves and brew a strong tea to gargle with to help fight bacteria in the mouth. Finally, drink a mint tea to soothe a variety of tummy troubles and alleviate headaches that come from studying or focusing too long. Mint is especially gentle as a tea, and caffeine free, so it’s a great option for children.

 

Basil

  • Basil is incredibly easy to grow in a kitchen window. I actually suggest a sunny window over the yard because the bugs love to eat this one before you get a chance to (which is why I don’t have a photo). By the time I’m done using basil for delicious dishes, like caprese, there isn’t usually much left over. I have heard though, (if you happen to have any left over to harvest) that basil is supposed to be great for making skin healthy and clear. Use it in a mask, in a facial steam, or as an astringent. Be sure to keep the plant going strong by cutting off the heads that begin to bloom. Even if they are pretty.

 

Aloe Vera

  • I know this isn’t an herb, but if you have the space, this succulent is very easy to grow outdoors and is very Easy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive.handy to have around. Aloe plant leaves can be cut open to reveal a healing slime that alleviates sunburns, itching, and a variety of skin problems. You can also mix 2 parts of the gel with one part rubbing alcohol, and scent with your favorite anti-bacterial essential oil. Pop in a spritz bottle and you’ve just created your own hand sanitize spray.

 

Tomato

  • Again, I know this isn’t an herb. Tomato plant has to be one of the best plants for anyone to grow. It’sEasy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive. very easy, in any space, and can even hang vertically (upside-down) to really maximize your space. Tomatoes grown at home are so much better in flavor, and the fruit grows pretty fast, which is good for those who are less patient. This plant is usually very fun for kids to watch grow and then get to eat for lunch. It can grow fast like a weed though, so be ready to maintain it.

 

 

Easy herbs to grow in any size garden and the benefits of growing them. Simple uses for easy plants. Everyone should have a garden, we need plants to survive.

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