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Organic 12 June 2015

Herbs in pots

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Our herbs give flavor and their therapeutic properties. A major advantage they have is that they can easily be grown in pots on our balcony and do not need much care.

The most common types are:

Dill (Anethum graveolens)
Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Spearmint (Mentha viridis)
Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Cress (Lepidium sativum)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Parsley (Petroselinum apiaceae)
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Arugula (Eruca sativa)
Celery (Apium graveolens)
Sage (Salvia officialis)
Rue (Rutta graveolens)
Mountain tea (Sideritis Euboea)

 

Dill (Anethum graveolens)

It is an annual plant and reaches a height of 30-80 centimeters. We plant the seeds in the spring (April to May) at a depth of 0.5 to 1 centimeter. The Dill wants deep pot because root is long. He wants frequent watering.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

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Basilis annual plant and reaches a height of 20-80 centimeters. Take early spring (March-April) in a pot and a few seeds just cover with a little soil. Royal wants light but not to see the direct sun. They want cool soil, so especially in the summer you need to watering every day. You should regularly trim the tops to help them grow more.

Daphne (laurus nobilis)

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Daphne is a perennial plant and reaches a height of 3-5 meters. Although you can start using Daphne seeds, maybe it was better to buy a small plant from a nursery and the planting it in your pot. The best months for transplanting is January and February. Withstands low temperatures and does not require regular watering.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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Rosemary is a perennial plant and reaches a height of 0.5 to 1 meter. If you want to start from seed Rosemary, you can do it from March to April. Throw in a pot a few seeds and just cover with a little soil. You'll be able to collect leaves next year. Rosemary wants to sunlight. You should watering at long intervals. If you prune well Rosemary in September, will help revegetate spring.

Mint (Mentha viridis)

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Mint is a herbaceous aromatic plant. It is a kind of mint. It is one of the most readily in culture herbs.

You can sow the seeds spearmint early spring. Use many seeds because many of them are infertile.

Spread the seeds of mint on the soil and irrigate immediately. Do not cover it the seeds with soil. Put the pot in a place that sees the sun. The seeds will germinate in about 12 days.

To help the seeds germinate, you can cover the pot with a transparent plastic, eg wrap. This will create a draft greenhouse. The Mint needs sun to grow, but bears in a place subject to a few hours a day in the sun.

The Mint should be watered regularly because it is demanding in water.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

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Thyme is a shrub that reaches a height of 30 cm. It is extremely durable. Thyme can be propagated by seeds, but the method is better and faster using rhizomes. To sow thyme spread many seeds on the surface of a pot and pour over them a little soil. Irrigate immediately and cover the pot with a transparent plastic. Place the pot in a warm place. The seeds will germinate in 1-12 weeks. Thyme requires very little water.

Watercress (Lepidium Sativum)

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The cardamom is annual plant that reaches a height of 20-30 centimeters. You can plant safflower in pots from spring until autumn. You need to place the pot in a shady place and make sure that the soil is always damp. You should also spray the leaves with water. Not withstanding low temperatures. If it is cold you should put it inside the house.

In 40-50 days after sowing you can have your own cress.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia, Lavandula stoechas)

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The Lavender is endemic in southern Europe so it prefers warm and sunny places and wants the soil has good drainage. He prefers alkaline soils, rich in calcium.

Although you can plant seeds using Lavender, is not the best way. The seeds are slow to germinate and are very sensitive. You can sow seeds in spring or early autumn.

The easiest and safest way to get Lavender on your balcony is to plant in pots transplant a mature plant. The Lavender needs little water.

Parsley (Petroselinum Apiaceae)

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Parsley is a biennial plant. From the time you plant the seeds, it will take 3-4 weeks to begin to germinate. It will take even 2-3 months to be able to try your parsley.
You can sow the seeds of parsley in pots from early spring until autumn.
Spread the seeds in a pot and cover with a little soil. Irrigate immediately.
You should keep the soil in the pot moist. For best results, the pot with the parsley should be installed in a place that sees the sun.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

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Fennel is an annual plant. You can sow fennel seeds in a pot, from March to September. you should choose to plant it in deep pot.
Open depth holes 3-4 centimeters place within the seeds and cover with soil.
The heat Fennel wants to have proper growth. He wants frequent watering.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

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The Marjoram is a herbaceous plant. You can plant seeds in pots Marjoram. If you select the method of seeds you should be planting in early spring. No need to cover it the seeds with soil. Just take them to the surface. Place the pots in a place where the sunlight. In about 2 weeks you will see the seeds to germinate.
Generally requires little care. During the first few months you must make sure that the soil is constantly moist. After this period, you can dilute the watering frequency.

Mint  (Mentha piperita)

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Mint is a herbaceous aromatic plant. You can sow the seeds Mint in early spring. Spread the seeds of mint on the soil and irrigate immediately. Do not cover it the seeds with soil. Put the pot in a place that sees the sun. The seeds will germinate in about 12 days.

To help the seeds germinate, you can cover the pot with a transparent plastic. The Mint needs sun to grow. It should be watered regularly because it is demanding in water.

Oregano (Origanum Vulgare)

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Oregano is a perennial, herbaceous, bushy plant.
The pot with Oregano should be placed in a place where the sunlight.
You can sow the seeds Oregano early spring. Put the seeds to a depth of 1 to 1.5 cm. Watered until the soil is wet. Keep the soil moist during the first months. To maintain a strong taste and aroma of oregano, you must avoid the many watering and fertilizer.

Distaff (Eruca sativa)

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distaff is annual plant.
You can plant seeds Rokas from March to September. Place the seeds in a depth of about 0.5 cm and irrigate.
Place the pots or select a place in the garden that does not see the sun all day. Also protect plants from strong winds.

Celery (Apium Graveolens)

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Celery is a biennial plant height reaches 0.3 to 0.9 centimeters.
There are two basic varieties of celery:
One very fleshy root known celeriac, grown for this and eaten raw, salad, soups.
The second, more classical, with large fleshy stalks grown for its leaves and eaten in the same way.
The variety gives celeriac need be planted in deep pots.
The Celery needs sun and soil that holds moisture but without being soaked.
Sow seeds from April to May at a depth of 0.5 to 1.5 cm.

Sage (salvia officinalis)

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Sage is a perennial plant and reaches a height of 0.3 to 0.6 meters. It grows well in pots. Sun needs to grow properly. You do not need regular watering. He loves the soils are relatively rain-fed.

You can sow the seeds Sage Spring or Autumn. You'll be able to harvest after 1.5 years.

Place 5-10 seeds Sage in a pot at a depth of 0.5 cm. In two to three weeks the seeds will germinate.

How do we plant pot:

1st Movement: We check if the pot to us at the bottom of the required drainage holes.
Movement 2: Once we open the holes add to the bottom of the pot a small amount of gravel or small stones, which ensure that the water will drain and you will rot the roots of our plant.
Movement 3: Pour the pot, over gravel, the necessary.
Movement 4: We push the perimeter walls and soft plastic plant glastroulas we bought to take it out of this without dismantle the ball forming the soil and roots.
Movement 5: Pour additional soil to completely cover the plant roots and 'press' with our hands the soil until hardened and consolidated around the stem of the plant.

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Last modified on 16 June 2015
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