You have to admit it – we all enjoy delicious food. Soups, salads and dishes, which make us lick our fingers, contain fresh spices and herbs. Some we can easily grow at home and have them always at hand. Most of these plants are easy to grow and not only delicious, but also look beautiful in pots, whether we grow them separately or combine them with other flowers and herbs.
For best growing, most herbs need sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day, as well as excellent drainage. This does not mean that we need a large garden to grow them, because a balcony or pot on the windowsill will do it as well.
- Large Italian parsley
Large Italian parsley (Petroselinum crispum) is more delicious and has flatter leaves than all other varieties. Grown at home, this spice grows as a large shrub and produces many leaves.
Another typical Mediterranean herb is rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis). It is very suitable as a seasoning for meats and vegetables, and also its fragrant leaves are a good addition to flower bouquets. Despite the fact that it’s grown at home, this spice is more common in small pots, can grow to the size of a bush if left to grow freely.
- Sage Tea
Sage tea (Salvia officinalis) can reach 60-90 cm in height and 60 cm wide, if grown at home. This aromatic herb can be used as seasoning for meats, sauces and dishes with vegetables.
- Lemon balm
Another herb, famous with its strong aroma, is Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis). It is often used as tea or an additive to baths for a soothing effect. Lemon balm easily grows at a height of about 60 cm.
If you like scented lavender soaps and candles, you can try to grow the resistant to low temperatures English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia). Spanish or French lavender (Lavandula stoechas) also can be grown at home and has strong fragrance and big purple colors. All varieties of lavender can be easily grown in pots.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) is a spice with aromatic leaves used for flavoring soups, seasonal salads, stews and liqueurs. The colors of hyssop attract butterflies and like rosemary, the herb can grow to the size of a small bush.
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