Are you someone who loves growing your own produce especially when it comes to herbs, but find it a nuisance to deal with planting, potting because soil can really make it a messy affair?
Well, just because you do not like to deal with soil, doesn’t mean you should completely stop growing your herbs at home because there are plenty of herbs you can grow in water all year long! Interested? Then go ahead and check out this article to know more!
Which are the herbs you can grow in water all year long?
Chives or Scallions (Green Onions)
Cut off the green portion of the chives, leaving the bulb behind (along with 4 inches of the green portion of the chive). Then submerge the bulb in water and place the jar in direct sunlight and soon your chives will begin to regrow. Harvest by cutting off the leeks or green portion of the chives each time.
Oregano is another herb you can grow easily in water. Take a cutting of a couple of oregano stems and immerse them in a glass of water, making sure the leaves do not touch the water. If you live in a place with cold climate, then place it in full sunlight. If you live in a warm climactic region, place the jar in medium or partial sunlight.
You can grow these herbs at home by simply immersing in water 4 to 6 stalks of healthy mint plant. The cutting should be around 4 to 5 inches in length. Remove Keep the container in a place with sufficient sunlight.
These herbs are very popularly used in our cuisines and always come in handy to have at home. All you need to do is fill a mason jar with water (until ¼th full), then immerse 5 to 6 cilantro or coriander stalks in the water until their roots are submerged and place under partial sunlight. This plant requires a root to grow even in water and just a stem will not do.
Adding celery into your soup or into a dish your making can add immense flavor to it and therefore why not grow it in your own kitchen garden! All you need to do is place the base of the celery plant in a jar of water and within a week to 10 days you will begin to see celery springs starting to grow from its base. Place the jar in medium sunlight.
Take a cutting of a stem from a rosemary plant. The cutting should be at least 6 to 8 inches long. Then, fill up a mason jar with water and immerse the ends of the stem into the water (let at least ¼ of the stem be covered in water), making sure that no leaves are touching the water. Keep this on your windowsill where you get partial sunlight.
Tips for Growing Herbs in Water All Year Long
- Always make sure that your stem cuttings are at least 5 to 8 inches long.
- Cut the stem always below a leaf node.
- Make sure to take off the leaves at the bottom of the stem before submerging it in water and no leaves should touch the water surface.
- The jar with the herbs in water should always be kept in direct or partial sunlight at least for them to grow well.
- The water should be changed once in two to three days. This is essential to avoid the breeding of mosquitoes and other types of bacteria.
- You can add a hydroponic fertilizer to your water, to ensure sufficient nutrients get into the plants. To use the hydroponic fertilizer make sure to read the product label properly before use.