The cultivation of medicinal plants in our own garden
Every year the population’s interest in traditional medicine is constantly increasing. Accordingly, there is a growing popularity of medicinal herbs that are frequently used for the treatment of children and adults in the home. Sometimes trying to grow medicinal plants and residents of large cities, but their opportunities are limited. Many people use for growing medicinal plants in their plots. The Amateur gardeners achieve wonderful results not only in the aspect of harvesting medicinal plants, but also in the decoration of the suburban area with beautiful flowers and herbs that is planned in advance.
Growing in the garden for healthy plants, people practiced for many centuries. The history of the cultivation of medicinal herbs is very ancient. However, in recent decades the population of our country a bit away from this useful and fascinating traditions, and only a few years ago, the interest in the pharmaceutical kitchen gardens began to increase sharply. Let’s look at how to properly plant, place and care for medicinal herbs. the bushes and trees.
Usually for beginners in this case just two or three not too large or obychnym beds for flowers. It is recommended not to plant medicinal herbs mixed in with vegetables and fruit, and to dedicate to them a separate planting area that is to be placed near to the dishes, it is not for nothing Apothecary garden sometimes, people call or aromatic kitchen. It’s really very convenient, when all the necessary herbs are at some moment at hand.
Land for medicinal plants it is necessary to prepare since autumn. First, the earth dug up, removed the weeds and roots of weeds, after which you can already lay out the beds. Most effort requires the preparation of the soil for perennial crops, which greatly simplifies the care of plants in future years.
In late autumn and winter will be enough time for the selection of seeds and seedlings that will be grown on the beds of the pharmaceutical. You can also carefully consider the layout of the location of certain plants that will improve the design of the estate and garden in General. In the same period, it is necessary to study the properties and techniques of growing your preferred plants, and to clarify the timing of their planting and care for these herbs.
As a rule, all spice during their growth require intensive sunlight. However, there are plants that feel good in the shade. Such herbs, for example, include mint, lemon balm, Catnip, parsley, lovage, bee balm, etc. In that case, if you plan on planting in the garden of wild herbs such as yarrow, periwinkle . St. John’s wort, chamomile pharmacy, etc. will need to provide them with conditions as close to natural.
Clayey soil, because most often it is clayey and dense, will have to carefully loosen and mix with the sand. After that formed a slightly raised garden beds. Special attention to the preparation of the soil required to pay in the case of the cultivation of rhizomatous medicinal plants, such as Valerian, and other similar types of plants.