Wouldn’t it be great if you can have your favorite herbs in your home throughout the entire year?
Well, it seems you can. There’s a method that allows you to grow certain herbs in your home all year long. In this way, you will be able to use their medicinal, culinary, and relaxation properties whenever you need them.
What’s more, you won’t need to change soil or water them regularly to keep them fresh, colorful, and nutrient-dense as when grown in the garden. And, you won’t need to bother about changing seasons.
This method is growing your herbs in water. So, you won’t have to mess with soil or worry if you have watered them recently, which is really convenient.
However, you will still need to sow cilantro, mustard, and dill seeds in the soil before transferring them to water. That’s because soil-grown roots differ from water roots.
How to Grow Herbs in Water?
Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to grow certain herbs in water.
Step 1 – Choose some of the below-listed herbs and cut off a 6-inch long section from the tip. Then remove any leaves from the bottom of the cut section since they can rot when left in water for a longer time.
Another option is to cut off the lower part of the stem of a grocery store herb, thus enabling it to absorb enough water.
Step 2 – Choose a wide-mouth glass jar and fill it with fresh, tap water. However, don’t use distilled water as it lacks the vital nutrients your herb needs to grow. Also, don’t choose a tight fitting container as it won’t give the necessary space.
Step 3 – Change the water in the jar once per week until you notice roots start to sprout. After that, you don’t have to change the water.
Step 4 – Keep the herbs in a place with a lot of sun exposure, like on a window ledge. That’s because your herb needs at least 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Step 5 – You can prune the top fully grown leaves to allow the herb to grow even more leaves. Also, you can make a natural rooting hormone mixture by steeping a few willow branches in warm water overnight.
The 10 Best Herbs to Grow Indoors
Here’s a list of ten herbs that can grow indoors in water:
- Lemon Balm
More herbs can thrive in water, but these respond better to this growing technique than others.