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Growing Healthy Herbs in Your Garden

by Jessica Nguyen 08/11/2019

Growing healthy herbs is an essential method of adding healthy nutrients to your diet, and also for staying fit. They are natural plant foods that provide antioxidants and vitamins. They add lots of subtle flavors or robust aroma to any dish. People grow herbs in their garden for several reasons: as a hobby, to save money, or for making healthy recipes. Fresh and healthy herbs make meals taste better and are also suitable for soups, stews, and salads. 

Grow fresh and healthy herbs anywhere—you have nothing to worry about if you don't have a garden. You can grow fresh herbs in a plant pot and place them near any window in your home. Make sure you keep your herbs where they can get at least six hours of sunlight every day. Be spontaneous when planting your herbs: don't plant only the herbs you know. Why not try something new, then you will be glad you did.

Examples of fresh herbs you can grow to include: Basil, Rosemary, Lemongrass, Mint, Coriander or Cilantro, Parsley, Bay leaves, Sage, Chives, Lavender, Thyme, Oregano, Stevia, and Chervil.

Benefits of growing healthy and Fresh herbs in your garden:

  1. They are always available: When you grow healthy herbs in your garden, you have them readily available for you anytime, and any day you need them. You don’t worry about the herbs you need to spice your dish because they are right inside your garden.
  2. They are healthful: Making use of the herbs you grow yourself is much healthier than buying the dried ones from the store. Some store-bought ones might not be organic herbs. All you need to do is to plant natural herbs.
  3. Including fresh herbs to your diet offers health benefits. It relieves stress. Attending and visiting your herb garden alone helps in relieving accumulated stress from your daily work. The fragrance and the view of your garden have a way of giving new energy. It's a form of exercise too. Tending to your herbs garden is an excellent way of exercising your muscles. Every action involved in gardening like digging, bending, and stretching helps in keeping you fit and contributes to weight loss.
  4. You’ll have more than enough: You can't fully utilize every one of the herbs you grow because you will have an abundance. With the extra herbs you have, give them out as a gift to colleagues, friends, family, and neighbors. Even the dried herbs are useful.
  5. It saves money and reduces stress: Buying fresh herbs from grocery stores can be very expensive. And sometimes it might be difficult to find a specific spice whenever you need it because the grocer doesn't carry it. Instead, grow the ones you need, so they're always available. 

If you want a full garden, talk to a real estate agent about properties near community gardens or with a large enough patio to add one.

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Jessica Nguyen

  Jessica Nguyen has been a trusted realtor for more than a decade, relying on her extensive knowledge of the San Diego region, where she has spent most of her life. Clients appreciate her effortless ability to cater to their preferences, while she works diligently to find them an ideal investment or home. 

    The UCSD alumni is a first-generation Vietnamese-American. Fleeing Vietnam on a boat with her family and growing up with financial and cultural struggles, Jessica understands the importance of having a strong work ethic. Being a single mother to a special needs child, she knows the challenges that many families face and is passionate about truly helping people. 

    Jessica's goal is to establish lifelong relationships with all of her clients, putting their needs first. She prides herself on telling them the truth, however it may jeopardize a transaction. Most clients have relied on Jessica's services multiple times, enthusiastically referring her to friends and family. 

    Jessica promises her clients the four Cs: confidentiality of their personal information; absolute confidence in getting the best deal as a buyer, seller or investor; her commitment to providing the best services; and honest, reliable communication every step of the way. In fact, she is so responsive that she agrees to pay clients $100 (through escrow credit) for every hour of delay beyond two hours, if she is unable to answer any calls or texts.

Jessica honors veterans, active military and their families and offers 5% of her commission to go towards their moving expenses.