Saturday, November 18, 2017

ARTICLE - 14 Cancer-Fighting Plants for Your Indoor Herb Garden

Dear Readers:

Here is another helpful article for those who wish to prevent or are fighting cancer.  Below is an excerpt from the article.  To read the complete article click on this link:

14 Cancer-Fighting Plants for Your Indoor Herb Garden 

By Deborah Oke 

I love the spring and summer growing season. However, what I especially love about my herb garden is that I can enjoy it all year round. There is something very special about having fresh herbs and spices growing on the windowsill to snip for my pesto, salads, and smoothies. I derive great pleasure from watching them grow and smelling their fresh fragrance. If you have limited or no outdoor garden space, an indoor herb garden is the perfect solution for the hungry gardener. 

I grow mint, basil, parsley, thyme, sage, rosemary, oregano, cilantro, nasturtium, Aloe Vera, ginger, turmeric, hot pepper, and cherry tomatoes. I love the freshness of freshly cut herbs and appreciate them for their numerous health benefits in an anti-cancer diet. 

Benefits of an Indoor Herb Garden  
Plants tend to lose their cancer-fighting benefits the longer they’re separated from their roots, so it’s ideal to pick herbs fresh and use them immediately in your cuisine.

Then there’s the emotional aspect. When you’re growing plants to use in your food, there is a special purpose and a completed cycle. There is also a connection to life that is personally fulfilling… the excitement when the seed produces its first leaves and then develops the flowers and finally the fruit. You just can’t wait to taste the fruit of your labor − literally.

Furthermore, the flavor of homegrown organic herbs is superior to supermarket produce so your meals have an added zing that is incomparable flavor and health-wise. 
How to Plan and Grow Your Own Indoor Herb Garden

So, what do you need to get started?
  1.  Make a plan of what you want to grow (see below for some plant suggestions).
  2. Choose a windowsill in a sunny location (south or southwest exposure for six consecutive hours in the day is best).
  3. Choose the types of pot you would like to use - hanging or windowsill ledge or both
  4. You will also need to find  a organic plant nursery, plant food a table, newspaper, and a day or tow to accomplish the task.
I go to the organic nursery and pick out the plants that I want to grow.  I buy potting soil, compost, humus, organic plant food, pots or window boxes, plant hangers, and a misting bottle.

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