According to a article located on theolympian.com dated July 31, herbs are growing dramatically in todays homes. People who jar there food items or can them, 70% of them also grow their own spices and herbs. You can use many herbs to preserve food items that you wont be using for a while, for example, foods that can’t be grown in your area during the winter, can be preserved so you have some at that time. They want to know what is in their foods, so they grow it themselves, a good factor to growing your own herbs is that you know what is in the final outcome.
Among the most common is basil, dill, cilantro and chives. The good thing when preserving a herb is that you may have it for a long time without going bad. One way for preservation is to dehydrate and dry the herb, when drying a herb you want to extract as much water from it as possible, the less moister the longer the herb will stay good, also drying doubles the quality of the flavor in most herbs. Another way to preserve herbs is freezing, you can freeze herbs but they are only good for a little after thawing them out unlike dried herbs. Herbs can increase flavor diversity in meals without all the extra salt and seasoning.
People are also starting to do infusions with herbs to, this involves putting fresh herbs like mint into water with some fruits, to give the water flavor and vitamins, kind of like a homemade vitamin water but without all the added sugar. You can also make jellies with herbs, hard jellies that are homemade, many conventional jellies just have added flavoring and not the real stuff. Herbs are very easy to grow, more so inside to keep away from the hard harsh rains, sometimes growing them outside can bash them into the ground destroying them. You can even buy herbs in seed, which makes them cheaper than buying them already grown in the grocery store.