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How to grow herbs at home

How to grow herbs at home

indoor plants They can have culinary and therapeutic use, in addition to aromatizing, oxygenating, purifying our home and giving it a much greener and more natural appearance. And achieving it is easier than it may seem. It will suffice to focus on one type of floors They are very affordable and easy to care for.

Indeed, if we want to get all this out of the floors what we have inside House, we will have to look towards that wonderful place where aromatic herbs are found. Among others, parsley, thyme, rosemary, basil, sage, tarragon, coriander, dill, mint, chives, mint…

In this post we are going to do it, and also from a practical approach. Let’s see what basic things we need to know to be able to cultivate successfully our aromatic herbs. From where to place them or what type of pots, soil or fertilizer they need to, for example, the best time to water and which ones to choose, among other tricks and tips practical.

What plants to choose?

Let’s start with the choice. It will be important to choose floors that we like, both aesthetically and mentally and also to make our plates. And it is that when choosing one or the other, personal preferences are important, there is no doubt, but it is also key to take into account if they are perennial plants, with only seasonal duration.

How to grow aromatic herbs at home - Which plants to choose?

soil and compost

Since they are plants that are usually going to be in small pots, it is key that they have good quality soil. If we also choose land or substratum organicbetter than better.

In many cases, acquiring quality land means also providing them with nutrients that act as fertilizer. That is, it will help us pay less or even prevent us from doing so.

Also, of course, we can create our own enriched soil by adding compost, sand and other ingredients that may be useful to us to achieve quality soil. Deciding what to add will depend both on the type of plant that we are going to cultivate as the base land that we have.

Observing the plants, specifically the problems or defects in the leaves, can give us clues to identify deficiencies. Excessive or poor coloration may be due to a lack of phosphorus, calcium, magnesium or of potassiumlet’s say, with which we can correct the deficiencies.

How to grow aromatic herbs at home - The soil and the fertilizer

Pots: type and sizes

Again, we can say that “for tastes, colors”. Or, in this case, for pots, according to taste. Still, keep in mind that terracotta pots evaporate water, as they are porous. Therefore, if we cannot water regularly, it is better to opt for other materials.

Or on the contrary, they will be perfect if we water often and perhaps more than necessary. In turn, it is a convenient material as it allows the roots to breathe, a requirement that other materials do not meet.

On the other hand, to adapt glass containersplastic or other materials, let’s creatively recycle everything original that we want, but without forgetting that plants need drainage.

Their size will depend on our use and possibilities of integration in the decoration of the specific room where they are going to be. If we are going to give it intensive use, we are interested in the plant favoring the leaves over the roots, with which the pots very large do not suit us. A middle ground could be the balance point we seek.

How to grow aromatic herbs at home - Pots: type and sizes

How much light do they need?

The location of the plants is another key point so that everything goes perfectly. If we have a window right luminous and sunny, in addition to an airy space, we have an interesting place, just the one we need.

Plants that require a less direct light or fewer hours of sunlight, for example, they can receive it sifted through a curtain or the like. If we want to refine it even more, let’s avoid east or north orientations and, in general, lack of light. Without forgetting, finally, that artificial light is another option.

How to grow aromatic herbs at home - How much light do they need?

…and when to water?

Irrigation is another. appearance fundamental. First of all, let us bear in mind that with few exceptions, aromatic herbs usually prefer a high relative humidity of the air, so if we do not have it we can help them by placing them on a tray of humidification.

Let’s water preferably in the morning, every week or ten days, as advised by the dryness of the surface soil. Unless, as always, the specific plant claims something else.

If everything goes according to plan, with little effort we can enjoy your pretty stamp throughout the year and taste them freshly cut whenever we want. A pleasure for the spirit, a joy for the eyes and a touch special for meals.

How to grow aromatic herbs at home - ...and when to water?

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