Home Gardening for a Vegetarian

I love fresh herbs. One thing I would strongly recommend is starting your own fresh herb garden.  Even if you are limited in space, like I am, or you rent and can’t be doing any in-ground gardening, you probably still have a little room to grow something on a patio or window sill. I really believe that every vegetarian or vegan needs to have a variety of fresh herbs and spices to enhance the flavor of some of your meals.  For most recipes you only need a little of this, a little of that.

Sometimes moving to a plant-based diet can be costly, so whatever you can grow at home will save you time and money.  It is also great to know you will always have them fresh.

Here are a few of my MUST HAVE herbs for cooking:

  • Fresh oregano
  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh dill
  • Green Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Italian Parsley
  • Rosemary

Seeds for these can be easily found in your local hardware store and even in your clean, organic produce markets like Whole Foods, Jimbos, Trader Joe’s and Down to Earth.  Remember, you always want to grow organic and non-GMO whenever possible.  It’s all about putting clean foods into your body, so stay away from all the pesticides and genetically modified foods.

If you have a concern about insects eating your garden produce, then look into organic pesticides that you can make at home.  The internet and YouTube have a lot of ideas and they even have great ideas on composting at home too.

Happy gardening …

-Tracy-