We are increasingly aware of the advantages of eating healthy and zero kilometer products. There are many people who, despite living in the city, decide to look for shops that allow them to make the purchase in the most ecological and sustainable way possible (and, if we can grow them at home, better than better). Besides, the Mediterranean diet, very rich in legumes and vegetables, it also includes aromatic herbs that you can grow in your own home in a very simple way.
One of the advantages of this type of plant is that they easily adapt to Mediterranean temperatures and climate, where high temperatures proliferate (to which they are very resistant) and to medium temperatures with lots of light the rest of the year. A perfect climate to grow them at home. Here we introduce you five of the most popular and common aromatic herbs that you can easily grow at home.
A staple among foodies. Parsley is used both to make sauces and to season dishes. You can grow it in a pot (the size does not matter, as they adapt to the smallest container) and water it at least three times a week. Regarding light, parsley prefers a place where it has sun and shade (avoid terraces and full sun).
Not only can it be used in the kitchen but it is perfect as an insect repellent and as a perfume. One of the most resistant plants, we can observe them in nature in mountains and places where the sun is quite hot. Watering it two to three times a week (little by little) is enough for it to grow healthy.
Thyme will grow easily on a balcony, a terrace, a gallery … It prefers sunny places, but it adapts easily to a climate with less light if it is not possible. In the same way, you can plant it in any type of pot without fear of wilting. Thyme is traditionally used to season meat and also as an infusion with great benefits against coughs, discomfort and colds.
Mint is perfect for flavoring desserts, dishes or for making tea. However, it is also very effective as a repellent against insects and how simple it is to plant will allow you to germinate it in a pot at home and be able to transplant it to a larger pot on the balcony, terrace or, if possible, a garden.
You will need to grow this plant year after year, but the effort will be worth it. The benefits that basil will bring to your diet are countless: to flavor, to make sauces … the strong flavor of basil makes it essential to accompany everything from meats to pasta, legumes or vegetable creams.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.