Plants in the Kitchen

One of my goals this summer is to successfully grow an herb garden (with mint, rosemary, basil, thyme, dill, oregano, parsley, and the list goes on). There are many benefits of growing your own herbs, not only for the flavor of food you cook them with, but also for your health so I can’t wait! I haven’t planned what I’ll grow yet but I’ll be sure to post updates once I start my little garden.

Another plant that I have recently learned more about is Aloe Vera. We already have this plant in our kitchen and I assumed it was only good for burns or minor cuts, but I’m learning that there are many other things that Aloe is used for. Topically, it is said that Aloe is also good for acne, dry skin, scars, and even frostbite. There are also many sources that say that Aloe Vera is even good for internal issues like boosting the immune system, treating constipation, and treating high cholesterol. (disclaimer: I’m obviously not a medical professional, so please do you own research before deciding to self-medicate 🙂 )

Whatever you end up using Aloe Vera for, it’s a beautiful, low-maintenance plant with many known benefits. I highly recommend having one or many around the house!

Happy Monday!

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4 Responses to Plants in the Kitchen

  1. Sheri Salatin says:

    I killed my last aloe plant when we were gone over part of the winter. They don’t like to be cold, ya know? 🙂 I need to get another one. They are so great to have around!

    • Annie Carlson says:

      I have one desperately clinging to life in my kitchen. I need to find a better one. But until then, this poor specimen will have to serve the purpose.

  2. We tried to grow some herbs fron an “easy herb garden kit”. They emerged just fine…and then did not grow any bigger and eventually died. So, not sure where we went wrong, but will be trying again this year!

  3. kim says:

    do you know how large of a pot i should use for each herb?