Grow aromatic herbs and vegetables at home is a nice experience that is very pleasing and extremely practical. Many of them may start their growth even in the water so that we do not need even or pots or substrate, at least in a first moment. It is an easy to grow and very clean and kids will love them for the amazing thing it is to be able to see the roots of the plant. It is certainly the only way to see a plant in full, both the aerial part and the underground, which usually is covered by the earth.
Basil is one of the most widely used herbs, particularly in Italian cuisine, and we can cultivate it in a glass of water. We cut some of the stems of about 10 cm in length. Introduce them into a container with water and we can keep it there until the roots are about 5 cm, then yes we will have to plant the basil in a pot with the substrate or in the soil.
The oregano we can also reproduce it by cuttings, by placing them in water. You will need a temperature of 18-21ºC and a lot of sun. Keep in mind that the oregano that is grown in a pot, or in this case water, tolerated worse the cold that is cultivated in the soil. To know more in detail how to grow oregano, you can visit this article.
Rosemary can be introduced also in water, so that enraíce. We will cut some of the stems of about 15 cm and leave only the leaves of the top. In one or two weeks should begin to show roots. At that time there will be to plant rosemary in the ground or in a pot.
The parsley can not miss in the kitchen. This aromatic herb is easy to grow and can also start its spread, placing it in a container with water. Change the water every few days as we see that it takes color. When roots appear, we spend the seedlings to a pot or the garden.
The mint, especially in spring and summer, it is so easy to propagate this way. Cut a few stems and put them in a glass of water next to a window. In hot weather we’ll see that begin to take root within a few days, in winter it can take up to two weeks.
In the same way we will act with the balm. We cut some of the stems of 5-7,5 cm in length and leave only the leaves above. You will need a good exposure to light and change the water every few days.
The stevia, so fashionable today, may also start their growth in a simple glass of water. We can expect to have a good rooting as we see in the example before you plant it in the ground. Then we can take advantage of its virtues sweeteners as a substitute for the sugar.
We can also take advantage of the trunk of the lettuce that we bought to make it re-grow. We put the stalk on a plate or a container flat with about 2.5 cm of water and put it in the sun. Every 1-2 days we will change the water, and after 10-12 days it will be thrown out new leaves although they will never reach their previous size. Leave them a article where we explain how to grow romaine lettuce from their waste.
With celery we can do exactly the same. Leave about 5 cm of stalk and place in a bowl with water, water change each day. In one week you should have roots and can plant it in the garden or in a pot with a substrate rich in organic matter.
Spinach can also be played back in this way. We will need fresh stalks, stimulating root growth and water. In about ten days in water need to take enough roots so we can plant them in the ground or in a pot.