Herbs are one of the most common used for medical purposes. In this post we are going to present you how to grow your favorite herb in your home, in water.
Yet, you will need to sow dill, mustard and cilantro seeds in a soil and then transfer them to water, as a soil herb cannot be transferred to water as the roots are different from the water roots.
You need to apply some cuttings from herb into glass bottles with plain water and it is high in minerals. The chlorinated water shall not be used. You need to leave some tap water to air overnight or store some rainwater.
You can keep the herbs into plastic bottle, or glass bottle, but the herbs shall not be exposed to light.
The darkness will avoid all growth on the bottle and on the root.
Yet, avoid narrow or tight-fitting ones as the mouth of the container should support a free transition of air for the roots to be able to breathe.
Take the soft cuttings roots and cut some 6 inch sections from the growing herbs.
The water need to be changed every week. When the roots start growing, 2-6 weeks you don’t have to change the water.
In addition to this post we are going to present you the 10 herbs which can be grow in water.
- Rosemary: its root need more time, but the new shoots in the spring will grow faster.
- Sage: take sage cuttings in the spring and place them in water, the plant need to be on bright spot in a well aerated place as it is prone to mildew.
- Peppermint: this is rich in menthol which will give cooling sensation on the skin and tongue. You need to put fresh cuttings into water and the herb will grow later.
- Tarragon: You need some spring cuttings after new growth appears, and place the herb on a warm and bright place. Tarragon can be of various types, and the French one is best for culinary purposes while the Russian is better to be used for salads.
- Basil – This herb is easily grown in water. Place the cuttings in water before they start flowering and place the container in a sunny place.
- Spearmint –Peppermint is a natural hybrid of spearmint and it is easily grown in this way.
- Thyme – Take some newly grown, green cuttings, in the mid-spring or early summer before the thyme starts flowering, place them in water, and spray the parts which are under the water to avoid its drying. As soon as it is grown, cut the stems to boost branching.
- Oregano: you will put the cuttings of oregano into water and pinch the growing tips as the herb grows.
- Lemon balm: You need to pick several cuttings in spring or fall and add them into water. Just after 3-4 weeks the roots will be developed. You can prepare a tee from the leaves. This is the plant which requires often changing the water.
- Stevia: You need to add stevia cuttings in a container full of water and place it on a sunny and warm, place.