TO GROW AROMATIC PLANTS
To grow aromatic plants it’s very beautiful. First of all it must be said that there are really many. You can put them in your vegetable garden or in the garden. But they are also nice to grow on your balcony or at home.
Like any other plant, there are those with an annual cycle and other perennials.
It depends a little on our needs. Don’t completely dismiss the idea of annual plants. They will be useful to understand what kind of feeling you have with that plant. If you can like it and find it useful.
PERENNIAL AROMATIC PLANTS
To grow aromatic plants? As mentioned before there are two categories. Let’s talk about perennials.
Most aromatic plants are perennial crops. This means that once planted they will stay with us for quite a while.
Sage, thyme and rosemary belong to this category. They do not fear winter and remain evergreen.
ANNUAL AROMATIC PLANTS
Those with an annual cycle instead, as the word says, last a year. We are talking about plants like basil or parsley.
This category is very sensitive to the cold and is not resistant to winter.
So every year they will have to be re-seeded.
Why did I decide to make you notice this difference? Because this way you will be able to understand what is right for you. Where to plant what you want. And if they suddenly die, in some cases it won’t be your fault.
But let’s get to the point. What can you grow in your garden, on the balcony or at home? Let’s see how.
AROMATIC PLANTS IN VEGETABLE GARDEN
In this case you can use more plants. Having much more space than a simple pot. There will be no limitations.
Having aromatic plants in your garden is really important. They have a great ecological function in the environment.
Some aromatic plants in fact keep “bad” insects away. You will therefore avoid using pesticides.
Other plants instead enrich the soil thanks to their properties. In this way you will avoid using fertilizers.
When designing a vegetable garden, be careful. The path on which the flowerbeds face must be quite wide. This is because many herbs tend to spread.
In the borders, place the lowest or creeping herbs.
While in the central part you can arrange medium growth plants:
At the bottom of the garden, tall plants like:
- Althaea officinalis
The ideal location in the garden is easy to reach. Exposed in full sun and well ventilated.
Instead in the middle shade or in the shadow put:
- Polygonum bistorta
- Allium ursinum
- Pulmonaria officinalis
An important aspect is accessibility. In fact, the plants must be easily accessible. You have wooden boards or stone slabs to pass between the grasses.
AROMATIC PLANTS ON BALCONY
Even those without large spaces can grow these plants on the balcony. Small shrubs or bushes that can also be cultivated in pots.
For the balcony I recommend using annual plants.
These are the main ones. As mentioned above, they are the ones that resist the cold best. They are plants that give great satisfaction. They also produce small, very delicate flowers. I recommend them.
An important thing is the exposure. For at least 4-6 hours a day they need sunlight. If the balcony is facing north it is better to give up at the start. The hours of sunshine are too few.
If you also live in the city, I do not recommend to eat them these plants. Unfortunately the pollution is very high. Plants really capture a lot of dust and pollution.
I therefore advise you to use them only as a decoration. Or even for their perfume. But consumption is not recommended.
AROMATIC PLANTS INDOOR
How to grow aromatic plants at home? Nothing could be simpler. You can have great results with some small tips.
I am talking about plants like:
They are annual plants that do not withstand much cold. For this I recommend having them indoor. This way they will last longer. Above all they are very comfortable to use for every food.
Place the pots near a window. Guarantee aromatic plants at least 4 hours of sunshine a day.
I hope I have been helpful with these little tips.
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