This Is How You Can Grow These Herbs at Home in Water
Herbs are always good to have at home because of their culinary, medicinal, and relaxing characteristics. For that purpose, we will show you how to grow specific herbs in your own home. You need to sow dill, cilantro, and mustard seeds in soil and then transfer them into water. Next, put herb cuttings in glass bottles with spring water, but avoid using chlorinated water since the bleaching chemicals can damage the plant’s tissue.
For the herbs, you need a mason jar or a glass or plastic bottle. The bottles need to be dark or you should wrap them in paper in order to reduce the roots’ exposure to light. Darkness prevents the spread of algae on the root and on the bottle. You shouldn’t use tight-fitting or narrow-mouthed containers so that air can pass freely and the roots can breathe.
Then, pick soft root cuttings and place them in the containers. Cut the lower leaves since they may rot in the water and damage the roots. The water needs to be changed weekly for plants like rosemary. And, in two to six weeks, when the roots begin to grow, you needn’t change the water. Place willow branches in warm water overnight and use them as soothing hormone stimulation for the rooting.
These are the herbs you can grow in water at home:
- Rosemary– keep it in a sunny area of the home. The cuttings will need more time whereas new ones grow faster in spring.
- Sage– in spring, place sage cuttings in water and place the container in a sunny area which is well-aired.
- Peppermint- simply put fresh peppermint cuttings in water.
- Tarragon– place tarragon cuttings and put them in water. Place the container in a bright and sunny area.
- Basil- before it flowers, place its cuttings in a container with water and place it in a well lighted area.
- Spearmint- a hybrid of peppermint which is also very easy for growing in water.
- Thyme– in early summer or mid-spring, take new cuttings and place them in water. Spray the upper parts to prevent them from drying. Cut the stems as soon as they grow to improve the branching.
- Oregano– place the cutting in water and follow the instructions mentioned above.
- Lemon balm– in fall or spring, pick cuttings and place them in water and then place the container in a light area. Replace the water regularly.
- Stevia- place the cuttings in water and place the container in a sunny area.