How to Grow Your Own Spices and Herbs (Mint, Parsley, Oregano, Sage, Basil, and Bay) At Home!

Maybe you didn’t know, but autumn is the best time for planting spices and herbs in your garden, or in your home.

Your plants will be planted in pots and probably will not reach the growth that would have resulted if they were planted in the open, but will continue to own all of their good properties. Also, you will find a really great variety of plants that thrive indoors.

We have prepared detailed advice on how best you can grow your own spices and herbs at home:

1.The land for these plants must carefully chosen considering that they prefer the soil poorer in organic matter.

2.Ordinary potting should be mixed with sand in a ratio of 3: 1, and even better to get the land for growing cactus that already contains sand.

3.Each vessel diameter of at least 15 inches or larger will be used if there is a drainage hole at the bottom.

4.However, the plant that is reseeded to more pots will have more room for faster root development and you will get a richer harvest.

5.Most of these plants tolerate water well, but you need to water it only when their soil surface is dry in a jar.

6.Most of these plants love daytime temperatures between 16-21 degrees Celsius, but they also may survive a rise in temperature of five degrees.

7.It is very important that the night temperatures are lower by at least 12 degrees in order to better simulate outdoor conditions.

8.You should also know that when temperatures are higher, the plants will look for more water.

9.During the warm autumn days you need to move them to the outside of the windowsill or balcony, and  you also should regularly clean their leaves of dust.

10.Too much water or fertilizer and lack of light can have a negative effect on plant growth, or lower quality of essential oil, which will result in a weaker flavor and nutritional value.

1.Mint

Mint is a perennial herbaceous plant of the family of the leatherback turtle.

Spearmint and peppermint types of mint are good choices. However, you should keep in mind that Spearmint has a much milder flavor than peppermint and you will need a lot more of it to spice dish to feel its distinctive flavor. Mint spreads like weeds and you must have a special jar because they could easily take the place of other plants.

If it is possible,you should place it on a windowsill, or on a place where it will not be directly exposed to the sun – the window or balcony facing the west or south side in autumn and winter, and during spring and summer on the east side.

Peppermint relieves allergies and asthma and helps against infections

Parsley

Parsley is a biennial plant spice. This plant like places that are directly exposed to sunlight, but it will grow slowly on the window facing east or west.

Parsley is a rich source of antioxidants and folic acid, which protects the heart health.

Oregano

Oregano is a perennial plant of the family of the leatherback turtle, and it is wild and very resistant to all conditions. The most prized is wild or Greek oregano.

In order to receive much sunlight you should place the planted plant on the windowsill on the south side.

Oregano contains carvachol thanks to which it has strong antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Rosemary

Its evergreen perennial needle-like leaves are resistant to drought. They will thrive if they get the largest possible number of hours of sunshine.

 

Rosemary increases energy and improves memory, and helps with gout and rheumatism.

Sage

Sage is a perennial evergreen shrubby form,and it is wild and very resistant to all conditions. It withstands dry air indoors, but likes exceptionally sunny position.

Sage has antibacterial and antifungal activity.It soothes, refreshes and invigorates,and it is the best cure for pain and high fever.

Basil

It is a one-year herbaceous plant. Greek and African blue basil are the best kind for growing indoors. African blue basil has similarities with the Asian or the Thai species because there are fewer and narrower leaves streaked with bluish-purple along the leaf veins and stems of the same color.

Place the planted plant to the south side to get as much sun and heat.

Basil is a powerful antioxidant and  the best natural antibiotic. It strengthens the immune system and protects the heart and blood vessels.

Bay

This is a perennial evergreen shrub that grows in the year indoors.

You should place it on a window or balcony on the east or west side and make sure the jar has enough space between individual plants, because the bay needs good air circulation.

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