The most popular plants used as spices can be grown in the house during all winter, so you can enjoy their taste despite the snow outside. You do not need special lighting sources, these plants grow well with light coming through the window. Here are some amazing herbs which are best suited to the conditions of the house.
There are over a hundred varieties of thyme; Thymus vulgaris is one that can be grown in the balcony or windowsill. It looks very beautiful when blooming, the flowers smell fragrant, pleasant- so it can be also used as an ornamental plant. Thyme is antiseptic and has a pungent taste. It is indicated in the case of menstrual cramps or stomach ache. If you want to plant thyme in order to retain its aroma, keep the pots only in sunny places!
Parsley is one of the most popular herbs in the world. By cultivating it in pots, you can have fresh parsley all year. You can purchase seeds from local garden shops, florists or even hypermarkets. It is very important that right after you plant the seeds, to cover them with clear plastic foil and make some holes so that they can breath. The foil can be removed only when the plants begin to show. The pot should be kept in a bright place, with a constant temperature over 40° F. The lack of light hinders its growing process. Therefore you should consider using LED grow light for when it’s dark outside. LED grow lights will allow your culinary herbs to grow in a healthy environment.
Basil grows quickly when kept in a bright place, protected from the cold. You can plant the seeds in any month of the year. Use shallow pots to plant the seeds purchased from stores. Its leaves are consumed fresh and have a specific flavor. In the kitchen, it is used mostly to flavor tomato salads, pasta and fish dishes and as traditional medicine, basil is used to stimulate digestion and increase your appetite. It also calms stomachache and boosts immunity.
Peppermint is one of the most used herbs in the world. It grows fast and there are several edible species that can be planted in pots. It doesn’t need a large pot to grow in, it only needs plenty of moisture and a well-drained soil. It can be used for flavoring dishes and cakes or in refreshing beverages. The essential oils that it contains are recommended in a lot of diseases, such as bloating, nausea, diarrhea, liver disease, mouth odor.