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The cultivation of medicinal herbs in the garden

Useful article about the peculiarities of care and cultivation in the garden of medicinal herbs such as: lemon balm, mint, yarrow, oregano and sage.

Although lemon balm, yarrow, mint, oregano and sage are developing in natural conditions, it is wiser and better to grow them at the cottage or in the garden. Complex in this is nothing as the herbs are wild and do not require special care. A minimum of effort and a desire to grow medicinal plants in your garden or home is all you need. Some species can be used as ornamental plants for fresh air in the room.

The cultivation of medicinal herbs:

1. Melissa

For lemon balm will fit slightly shaded area, for example near the wall or fence. The soil should be fertilized and moist. It is worth remembering that it is growing strongly, so may take extra territory. In the hot season it is necessary to monitor irrigation. To propagate the plant you seeds or from the root. To speed up the process, you should soak the seeds before planting in warm water or try to grow them in containers with water.

It should be noted that Melissa can grow on a windowsill or balcony as indoor plants, giving the room the scent of freshness and a pleasing light lemon smell. To care for her is quite simple. Potrebuetsia lighted window, ready mixed soil and timely watering. It is desirable that the pot at the same time lived several sprouts.

2. Mint

Even the novice gardener can grow mint in the garden. This plant is persistent and growing circle. To not unnecessarily increase and occupied large area, it is premature to worry about this, as well as to provide some space to stop rhizomes. As peppermint is difficult to grow from seed, it is preferable to purchase ready-made plants. Other varieties of mint are grown from seed for two months.

Video: growing mint and lemon balm on the windowsill

3. Yarrow

4. Sage

Sage is grown from seed, waseela them in early spring to a depth of 4 cm, through cuttings and from seedlings. Care is hoeing crops and removing weeds. For the second year in the spring, the stems are cut near the ground, thus increasing the number of leaves and plant regeneration. In the first year the leaves are harvested in September and subsequently during the period of seed ripening (early July). It is recommended to apply manure and complex fertilizers. This heat – and light-loving plant. In addition, the sage requires well-drained soil so that water does not stagnate. He also does not tolerate frost, so it needs shelter. About its useful properties it says in the video below:

5. Oregano

Oregano blooms in the period from June to September and fruiting from August to October. The tops of the plants, the length of which reached 30 cm, collected in dry weather, without damaging the roots. Oregano is a sun-loving (and slightly shading the place), unpretentious, drought-resistant and cold-resistant plant. The copious amount of moisture she needs only when the shoots are expected. The land on which to grow oregano, you should remove the weeds and fertilize complex minerals or organic matter, except manure.

Grow a medicinal herb from seed, although it is preferable from the parts of the Bush in spring and autumn, or from seedlings in March. Oregano blooms only in the second year. Care includes fertilizing and weeding of weed. Will suit any type of soil. Oregano gives abundant flowering even with minimum maintenance.

The plant is planted in well moist soil by seedlings or by dividing the Bush into pieces with 1-2 buds. Systematic watering as they dry will quickly produce new leaves, which indicates the rooting of young Bush. Color oregano is harvested several times during the period, cutting the flower and stem length of about 30 cm are Watching video about useful properties of oregano and its use in cooking: