Process in which plants are grown indoors in water is known as hydroponics. The larger greenhouses use this method in their large-scale operations, but it can also be used on a smaller scale at home! With this technique many herbs flourish being grown indoors – providing you with fresh herbs year round that are rich in flavor, color and nutrients!
How this works? Follow the following steps:
You should cut of your choice herb approximately 6 inches in length, and remove all leaves from the bottom 4 inches. When left in water for an extended length of time lower leaves can rot. Try to use grocery store herbs by cutting off the bottom of the stem allowing it to properly absorb water.
You need to fill large-mouthed jar with fresh water, rain water or tap water. Do not use distilled water as it doesn’t contain all the essential minerals needed for your plants to grow. Take large enough container; tight fitting containers won’t provide the space needed.
Once a week change the water until the roots of the plants start to grow. Do not continue to change it after the roots have sprouted.
In an area where can get a lot of sunlight such as on a window ledge place the jar. Each day your herbs will need to get at least six hours of sunlight.
How your plants grow, and their leaves reach full size only clip the leaf for use, but leave the herbs in the water. With this process of clipping it will encourage the stem to produce more leaves at the top. One stem can continue to grow and produce you with a steady supply of fresh herbs for months!
Which herbs are the easiest to grow indoors?
Like any other gardening technique, there will be some plants that will take to it better than others. These 10 different herbs are idea for your hydroponic herb garden.
- Lemon Balm
Other time when you are going to cook up your favorite meal, enjoy it with fresh herbs from your own indoor herb garden!