Herbs often have relaxation, culinary, and medicinal properties, and it is good if we can have them during the entire year in the home.
Actually, we can! We will show you a way how to grow certain herbs in your kitchen and how to provide a nice flavor in it. The best thing about this is that you do not need to water very often, and you shouldn’t change the soil, and they will have the same flavor as if grown in the garden.
However, you will need to plant cilantro, mustard and dill seeds in a soil and then you should transfer them to water because a soil herb cannot be transferred to water as the roots are different from the water ones.
This is how to grow herbs in water:
First, put some herb cuttings in glass bottles with spring water, because it is high in minerals. Do not use chlorinated water, because the bleaching chemical can damage the plant tissues. Leave some tap water to air overnight or simply store some rainwater.
Choose a mason jar, a glass bottle, or a plastic bottle for the herbs. Wrap a piece of paper around the jar or bottle or use colored bottles because the roots should not be exposed light.
The darkness will prevent algal growth on the root and on the bottle. Remember that the narrow-mouthed containers support the cuttings and keep them upright.
Don’t use anything that does not support a free transition of air because the roots should be able to breathe.
Pick soft cuttings roots, and cut 6-inch sections from the growing herbs. Then, put them in the containers and cut down the lower leaves.
You need to change the water once a week. When the roots start to grow, in about 2-6 weeks, you do not need to change the water.
You can place some willow branches in warm water overnight to stimulate the rooting.
Here are 10 herbs you can grow in water:
• Sage – Take some sage cuttings in the spring and put them in water. Put the herb on a bright spot in a well-aerated place because it is prone to mildew.
• Rosemary – The root of the semi-woody cuttings of rosemary take more time, but in spring the new shoots grow faster. Place the plant in a sunny spot.
• Peppermint – This is the easiest herb you can grow in water. Just put a few fresh cutting in water. This herb contains menthol which provides a cooling effect on the tongue or skin and does not change the temperature.
• Tarragon – Take some spring cuttings and place the herb on a warm and bright place. There many types of Tarragon. The French one is the best choice for culinary purposes and Russian is the best choice for salads.
• Basil – Basil is easily grown in water. Put the cuttings in water and put the container in a sunny place.
• Spearmint – Peppermint is a nothing more than a natural hybrid of spearmint. It is easily grown in this way.
• Thyme – the best time to plant the Thyme is early summer or mid-spring. Just before it starts flowering, take some newly grown, green cuttings. Put them in water, and don’t forget to spray the parts which are under the water to avoid its drying. If it is grown, cut the stems to improve branching.
• Oregano – Take some fresh cuttings of oregano and place them in water. Pinch the growing tips as the herb grows.
• Lemon balm – Pick several cuttings in fall or spring, and put them in water in a bright place. 3-4 weeks later, the cuttings will develop roots. You need to change the water often, or if the weather is warm you can keep the plant outdoor. You can prepare delicious tea from its leaves.
• Stevia – You can add stevia to some drinks and teas. Take some stevia cuttings from actively growing branches and put them in a container with water. Keep it in a warm and sunny place.