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Home mini garden for gourmet

Herbs decorate any dish. We will tell you how to do so that fresh basil, thyme and other herbs always decorate your lunch and surprise with their freshness.

You can easily grow herbs in containers, pots and other containers of seeds. They will grow all year round.
Herbs that can be grown at home:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Arugula
  • Sage
  • Spinach
  • Fennel
  • Marjoram
  • Sorrel

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How to grow herbs
Herbs that are planted in the spring and summer grow better. They have enough of the light and heat. Herbs that you plant in the fall and winter, will require more care. You should arrange additional lighting fro them.

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Buying seeds, pay attention to the expiration date. Many of them quickly lose their germination. It is necessary to give preference to “early” or “early maturing” kinds. Plant the seeds following the instruction on the packing.
You need to prepare a good soil. Mix one part of vermicompost with two parts of coconut fiber.

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Now it’s time to choose a temporary container (not very high). Put in the bottom drainage layer (expanded clay or gravel), the height of the drainage layer should be approximately 2-3 cm. Then, put the prepared soil, then all the seeds, and then a little more soil (1-1.5 cm). Cover it with cellophane until the first seed germination.

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After 2-3 weeks after planting, you can safely transplant the grass from temporary to permanent containers (volume of 1-2 L).

How to water and care for herbs

In the first month water grass regularly, but not much. In winter, water them very little. And in the summer follow the rule: “better overwater than underwater” .It’s useful sometimes to spray them.
It is necessary to turn 1 time a day at 180 degrees containers with herbs, if they grow on your windowsill.
Since planting the seeds until the first shoots will take about 1-2 months. And you can enjoy these wonderful herbs.

It will take about 1-2 months before you can enjoy the greens.

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