Herbal plants and maintain
In addition to the location, the right soil is when planting the herbs is crucial. Heavy, clay soils are not suitable for planting herbs, as they tie up too much liquid and lead to waterlogging. You should therefore rely more on looser ground. Special herbs earth guarantees the right composition, but is quite expensive. For all of you that need plenty of soil, it is recommended to even the right mix. Good varieties with higher Compost, such as tomato and Vegetable soil are suitable. But also quite normal potting soil that you can use to herb planting.
Both should be with some coconut earth is stretched, the fans, and less is vorgedüngt. It consists of coconut fibre and is in pressed Form. For the Mediterranean herbs, the moist and nutrient-rich love, can loosen up to a quarter of the Sand in addition to and “lose weight”. In addition to a slight earth a Drainage with the pot planting that the root ball not to much moisture collects. Just a few inches of gravel, pottery shards or broken expanded clay on the bottom of the containers.
Herbs, watering, fertilizing, and harvesting
The plants are planted in a suitable location in good soil, you only need sufficient water and a little fertilizer to Thrive. In the summer it must be watered usually falls at least once a day – preferably early in the morning or late in the afternoon, if there is no direct sun on the plant. Existing water droplets act otherwise, like burning glasses, the delicate leaves of the herbs. Remains of water in the collecting bowl, this should be after half an hour, poured off.
About every two weeks herbs need little fertilizer. But not too much, as herbs die off, otherwise, in the worst case, or very many shoots with little Aroma develop. Ideal low-dose herb fertilizer is generally. But it is also a double dilute of normal plant fertilizer can be used. Who supplied his herbal starting around the end of July with nutrients, can achieve an even better Aroma of the plants.
Herbs can be harvested often throughout the summer, before flowering. To Cut off a sharp knife is, as Abrupfen or Cut off with scissors unsightly Spots back. Generally speaking, no individual leaves, but all the shoots or bunches should be harvested.
Some plants require a special approach: the chives to about two inches above the ground cut off, then he drives again. Parsley from the outside to the inside reap, the heart of the leaf remains. So, the plants are vigorous and always supply fresh, aromatic shoots of the wonderful herbs in the kitchen process.
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