Grow aromatic herbs at home


To always have the aromatic plants that we most often use in the kitchen available, we can grow them in small pots even on the terrace or on the windowsill. The cultivation of aromatic plants is in fact very simple and simple precautions are enough to have sage, basil and rosemary always luxuriant.

Watering should be done only in the warm season while in the winter it is necessary to reduce the water a lot and in areas with very intense cold we must also cover the cloth with a cloth or with an agritessuto.

The herbs can be annual or perennial and depending on the duration of their life it is better to cultivate them either in pots (perennials) or in trays (annuals). In general, the herbs are grown with normal soil enriched with lapillus or small stones to avoid water stagnation.


Growing herbs in the home - garden

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We leave a decidedly over the top winter to enter spring, the "real" calendar one, with days that get longer, the desire to be outdoors, the imminent change of time. And the urge to colors and smells typical of the period .

True pioneers of the upcoming season, the aromatic plants they are ready to return to our homes and gardens more fragrant than ever and in ever-renewed varieties. Come and visit us in the nursery and we will show you the aromatic herbs 2020 preferred by Italians : meanwhile, here are some tips for them ground cultivation or, alternatively, in jar .


PERENNIAL AROMATIC PLANTS THAT CAN BE GROWN ALL YEAR ROUND

  • Rosemary is one of the perennial aromatic herbs most used in cooking, in fact its small lanceolate leaves and subtle flavor many dishes. During the spring season, the purple flowers of rosemary make the garden even more beautiful. It resists the cold and direct sun exposure but during drought it is necessary to remember to water it often
  • sage, widely used on our tables, is one evergreen semi-shrub plant, characterized by green-gray lanceolate leaves. During the summer flowering it is particularly decorative thanks to the violet-blue flowers. Sage leaves are also used for the preparation of infusions. It does not require a lot of care and needs little water. It can be grown all year round and is very resistant to cold
  • Laurel, often used to create hedges, is known for its glossy dark green leaves, very fragrant and useful for cooking meat and grilling. Those who prefer laurel cultivation in pots must prune and fertilize during the spring.

Other perennial aromatic plants

Recipes for first and second courses and desserts, infusions, cocktails: aromatic herbs have multiple uses and, in addition to the three mentioned above, there are many others. To help you choose which ones to place in your garden or to grow on your terrace, we give you some more information:

  • juniper is known for its aromatic berries. This perennial herbaceous plant is recognized by its needle-like leaves and is found in places sparsely populated by other plants and arid in summer
  • mint has an erect and branched stem of green or purple color from which i sprigs and aromatic leaves. If you choose to grow it in the garden, keep in mind that it grows very intrusive. Among the various species of mint, there are the romana, the piperita and the mint
  • tarragon has a bushy structure and its leaves are perfect for flavoring both fish and chicken. This plant grows best in warm, sunny environments.


Tips for growing potted plants

  • The dimensions of the pots vary according to the type of plant to be cultivated and the need for water and therefore soil.
  • Watering must be more frequent than in the garden.
  • The soil must be fertilized every 3/6 months, because it does not have lasting properties like in the vegetable garden.
  • The pots must have holes in the lower part to allow the soil to transpire. We can promote transpiration by creating a base of shards and clay of a few cm before pouring the soil.
  • We avoid dark colored pots that attract the sun's rays and overheat the soil.
  • Preferably choose areas protected from the wind.

As we have said, aromatic herbs, as well as being good and easy to grow, are also versatile and useful for decorating the garden, bringing beauty and perfumes.

In the Middle Ages, in the gardens of the simple of the monks, the herbs were collected in small triangular or square areas, which together could compose radial patterns around a central fulcrum in which to plant a sapling, for example of Laurel or Lemon.

Make sure that the path that the flower beds lead to is wide enough, as many herbs tend to spread out.

In the borders, placed on the front the lowest and prostrate or creeping grasses, such as the various types of thyme, the Prostrate rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis prostratus) and the Chamomile.

The central part can host medium-sized plants such as Lavender, the Sage, L'Artemisia, the Melissa, the Santolina or the Bergamot (Monarda didyma).

At the bottom, tall grasses such as Allium, the Rosemary, L'Altea (Althaea officinalis) and the Fennel.

If your garden is not very sunny, you can focus on plants that grow well in partial shade or in the shade, such as the various types of Mint, the Persicaria (Persicaria bistorta), L'Allium ursinum and the Pulmonaria officinalis, all with beautiful spring blooms.

Finally, if you are looking for aromatic herbs that are easy to grow and long-lived, you can bet Lavanda, Hyssop, Sage, Ruta graveolens, Melissa or Santolina.

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How to grow aromatic plants at home

The aromatic plants they need care and dedication, their careful maintenance will make them as well as of perfect allies in the kitchen, also and above all small ornamental jewels. But how to grow aromatic herbs in home?

From the basil to the rosemary, passing through the sage, L'chives and the thyme: le aromatic plants as well as being ideal for many recipes, they are also small and beautiful to look at, their presence gives a green touch and fresh at home.

Despite cold, rain is wind also in winter aromatic plants they need extra attention, indeed, especially this season. You can also choose to grow them during the winter season, although the optimal one continues to be spring, given the mild temperatures and not too hot. To keep the luxuriant aromatic plants and great to use in cook for your recipes, choose to keep them in home.

On sunny days in winter, albeit cold, display your aromatic plants on the balcony to allow them to "breathe" in theopen air. There winter aromatic plant par excellence is the rosemary and, together with him, also laurel is mint.

Don't forget that you keep the homemade herbs it's easy, simple and above all fast. Do not underestimate the importance of planter: inside i pots of the various aromatic plants they must be perfectly cared for and maintained at their best, watered constantly and correctly.

THE small vessels inside the planter they must also be of the right size, not too big or too small: for this reason, choosing correctly will be a fundamental step. It ranges from the choice of material to that of capacity, up to irrigation capacity of the planter itself. Yes, because the care of the aromatic plants and not only that, it cannot be left to chance in any way.

There breeze planter allows you to water the plants more rarely: in fact, thanks to the water level control, the plants will always have the right amount of water. Furthermore, with a sober and elegant style, the breeze planter it is also ideal to be used in the kitchen, without creating too much space: its elegance and its refined style make it not only a functional accessory, but also very useful and beautiful to look at.

Furthermore, the breeze planter it can also be used in outdoor environments: sui balconies and on the windowsills, it will perfectly fulfill its task, that of containing inside plant pots and of different flowers.

Regarding the garden instead, to keep it always tidy and clean, a planter so spacious and chic in the same way, will be an indispensable must.


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