A green kitchen, full of herbs in the middle of winter. Wouldn’t you like to put some fresh basil, tarragon or sage in the steaming food? 10 excellent herbs grow indoors in winter, so prepare yourself now. The effort is minimal and has maximum benefits. You just need a south-facing window.
If you want to enjoy herbs in the middle of the winter, now is the time to start planting. Basil seeds fall to the ground are put in a next to a window. In another pot, plant seeds of parsley, dill seeds in each other. Other plants need to be caught out as the temperature is still high. We are talking about oregano, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, marjoram. To get a cutting, cut 10 cm from the tip of a branch. The leaves at the base of the cuttings are removed and tail is placed in a glass of water. Once rooted plant it in a pot. Also, you can move mature plants indoor. To resist, they need a transition environment.
If, for example, you take them in from the sun, don’t put them directly into the kitchen, but first in a cooler environment – balcony, terrace. Then place them in the kitchen near a window that receives full sun. Plants need 21 degrees indoors and at night the temperature should drop. All winter water them every 3 days, but do not bury them in water. The water should reach only the soil not the leaves. For a good circulation of water place at the base of the pot some pebbles or sand. Most textbooks gardening teach you to use plants that resist with fertilizer.
But the reasons why you have planted them inside is to enjoy pure herbs not chemicals. So an extremely good solution is to get to the outskirts of a forest in autumn. Get there a bag of loam and don’t throw dried leaves. Place them in the pot over, and leave them all winter. In January, they start to become compost, so the plant will be fertilized naturally. In February, sunlight becomes strong, and in March the plants will already have buds. All these plants are excellent both dried and fresh. Flavor any kind of food from salads to soups. But if you keep them green in winter you will enjoy vitamin C in abundance. For example, parsley has an impressive amount of vitamin C, so hard to come by in winter.
Rosemary blossoms even in autumn. Its needle shaped leaves mustn’t be cooked because they lose flavor. Chop fresh and added them to any dish finally over. Prepare your winter and aromatic oil with chopped fresh rosemary, garlic, nuts and pepper. Gross and sea salt can be combined with rosemary to taste sensational.
Choose pot thyme dedicated. Garden thyme has extremely aromatic leaves when blossoming. But better withstand winter. Put together Thymus vulgaris – a wild relative. Is now everywhere in wild areas. In terms of cultivation, it has the same claims as thyme garden or a sunny spot. And thyme will look spectacular. You can pick it from the mountain or pre-mountain areas. The pot needs the sun, but a slightly lower temperature.