Growing and Buying of Herbs
Buying Herbal Plants
All the herbs cannot be grown in all the seasons and many herbs grow and flourish under particular climatic condition, soil.
While buying plants ensure that -
Growing The Plants
Herbal plants can be easily grown in gardens or window boxes. Annual and benial herbs should be sown at the soil where they are intended to be grown. In this respect closely follow the instructions on the container or packets.
The herbs which can be shown easily and that grow easily are
Perrenial herbs which grow well from seeds are fennel, elecampane, hyssop, thyme, fever few, ribwort plantain and skull cap, sage, dandelion, white decidnettle and chickweed grow as weeds.
Divide roots with a mine fork or sharp spade, and replant immediately but don't forget to water properly and throughly. Pepperment, Chamomile and Elecampane could be propagated by cutting and replanting small offsets and runners. These herbs should be planted in early spring.
Woody perrenial herbs, like sage, rose merry, hyssop, lavender thyme are best propagated by cuttings taken from side shoots either in early autumn or late simmer. base of the root should be dipped in hormone rooting powder and pot.
How to Dry Herbs
Availability of fresh herbs is restricted by seasonal growing patterns of herbs. Hence, it is better to store such herbs which are not available all the year round.
These herbs should be -
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