Herbs in the house prefer

Prefer garden herbs on the windowsill

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Your own herbs and spices can be preferred on the windowsill. The plants can later be planted in the garden or further cultivated on the balcony. If you do not have this option, you can simply leave the potted herbs on the windowsill. The selection of herbs that can be preferred from seeds is larger than the range of herbs available in the supermarket.
Herbs in the house prefer - Herbs on the windowsill© Kruchenkova / depositphotos

Fresh herbs
Herbs like basil or parsley are a popular ingredient for salads, green smoothies and many lunch dishes. If you like it simple, you'll love a sandwich with chives! Home-grown herbs and spices are much more aromatic than bought. Even those who do not have a garden can take advantage of fresh kitchen herbs. They can be preferred. You will need seeds of your choice, some growing pots or a seed bowl, soil and a bright place.

Dark or light seed pot?
Be sure to check whether the seeds you have bought are dark or light buckets. Usually it is written on the seed bag. The distinction is important, because the cultivation will only succeed if you know. Light germinators need brightness to germinate. If you put seeds of light germinators too deep into the soil, the seed will not sprout.

Dark seedlings, on the other hand, need to be put deeper into the earth. It would not be enough just to put the seeds in the earth. Examples of dark germ buds include parsley, borage, chives and coriander. Basil, garden cress, savory, chervil, marjoram, caraway, mugwort, thyme and sage are light germinators.

Selection of growing soil and planters

When choosing the soil, it does not matter whether the seeds are light or dark germinators. Use a commercially available potting soil without peat or garden soil mixed with a little sand. You can use various planters to prefer the herbs. Small pots or seed trays are best suited. Thoroughly clean pots that have already been in use from any build-up! After you have placed a drainage made of pebbles or broken clay over the drain hole, you can fill in the soil.

Don't mix up the seeds! Put herbs and spices of one kind in a separate pot each. A few seeds are enough. Too many seedlings only hinder each other in growing. Seeds of different herbs and spices can be used in growing bowls. Small stick-on labels, which you label by hand, help you to keep track. Dark seedlings can be stuck into the soil or covered with a layer of soil.

The usually very small light buckets can be mixed with a little sand and then spread evenly on the soil. Then carefully water the soil. You can also water the pot using the drain plate. The soil will then be filled with water from below and the seeds will not be washed away. The location is an important aspect. Do not place the growing pots directly above a heater. The seedlings would dry out.

Choose a west or south window without direct sunlight for the light seedlings and an east or north window for the dark seedlings. The room temperature should be about 20° Celsius. The seedlings that emerge from the seeds need moisture without stagnant moisture. Therefore, cover the growing pots until the first leaves of your herbs and spices can be seen. Place the plastic cover on the growing tray and use transparent plastic bags or thin foil for the pots. Daily airing prevents mould growth on the soil.
Herbs in the house prefer - fresh herbs by the window© nevarpp / depositphotos

Harvest time begins

Soon your plants will grow bigger and no longer need cover. You can leave the pots in place or bring them to the balcony after the ice saints or plant them in the herb bed in the garden. The plants from the seed bowls must be pricked and planted in pots or in the garden. As soon as the herbs and spices are big enough, you can start harvesting.

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