The process which helps plants to grow indoors in water used by numerous greenhouses throughout the world is called hydroponics. This process can be used to perform some small-scale operations at home. It can help you produce various herbs throughout the whole year.
In our step-by-step guide, we’re going to present you how to create a small hydroponic garden:
- Use a 6-inch herb of your preference. Remove most of its leaves from the bottom. Try not to leave them, because they may rot after they’re left in the water for a while. That will destroy the complete process. You can also buy your own plant or herb and remove the bottom. In that way, it would be able to absorb water in a better way.
- Take a glass jar and put some fresh water in it. Use rain or tap water and not distilled since will be without the nutrients that are necessary for young plants. The jar should be bigger as the plant should have space to grow.
- The water should be changed at least once a week. You should notice the plant sprouting. As soon as the sprouts emerge you’ll have to stop changing the water.
- Your plant will also need plenty of sunlight to grow. Put the jar on a windowsill if possibly.
- When you notice the leaves start to grow, clip them, but make sure the herb is left to develop inside the water. The process of clipping will make them grow better. You’ll have many fresh herbs for several months later!
Which herbs are the best for indoor growing?
You can try any herb you want to, but it would be the best to use: thyme, sage, rosemary, lemon balm, stevia, spearmint, peppermint, tarragon, oregano and basil. These herbs are easier to grow indoors than other. Why don’t you try to grow your own hydroponic garden. Share your results with us!
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