Aromatic herbs for the balcony – Part 1
The cultivation of fresh herbs at home not only ensures a pleasurable taste of your dishes. Thanks to their fragrances, they also provide free aromatherapy. See which plants will help you, without much effort, to turn your balcony into a small herb garden.
Plant herbs – chives for the balcony
Few know it, but the chive is a beautiful flower and also a great spice, whose effective properties are known. For centuries, chives have been used in Chinese medicine. This plant can be grown both on the balcony and on the windowsill. In the summer, chives need frequent watering.
Because it likes the sun, it is important to get sunlight for a few hours a day.
Tip: One of his undisputed advantages in breeding at home is the ability to dodge unwanted insects. The juice of its leaves fights mold and fungus.
Basil – a king’s cabbage
Now is the perfect time to plant the basil in a pot – from March to May. He needs a frequent irrigation especially immediately after the time of implantation. It grows fast when it has good access to sunlight. Heat and cold do not work well on the plant. In winter, you can place the basil on a kitchen shelf, along with other aromatic herbs, for more summer mood during the cold months.
Tip: Basil has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect. In the time of the Roman Empire, it was a symbol of love and legend has it that the plant had a stimulating effect.
Oregano for the balcony garden
The oregano is of African origin and therefore loves the sun and can not tolerate low temperatures. Do not water the plant too often, but do not let the soil dry out. During the cold months, the oregano should be placed in a warm and sunny spot. The oregano contains vitamin A, C and mineral salts.
Tip: Oregano tea was once used to cure a variety of diseases, such as: As for problems with the nervous system and gastrointestinal complaints. As an antioxidant, this herb is 46 times stronger than the apple.
Plant herbs – sage
A medieval proverb says, “A man who cultivates sage can not die of anything”.
Therefore, you will not do anything wrong with breeding this aromatic herb at home. The plant is not particularly demanding. But it is important to know that the sage does not tolerate moisture well. It prefers calcareous and sandy soil and lasts long in the sun. It is believed that the sage has some medicinal properties that help digestion and work well on menopausal women.
Tip: It is not advisable to put the sage under running water. Better clean it with a soft cloth.
If you are an herb fan, but do not have your own garden, be sure to read our second article on “Planting Herbs on the Balcony”. You could start with the planting of herbs at home today … We wish you a lot of fun! And enjoy a wonderful summer, full of herbal aromas!
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