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8 herbs and spices that can be easily grown in the kitchen

8 herbs and spices that can be easily grown in the kitchen

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To have all the necessary ingredients for culinary masterpieces always at hand is the eternal dream for many people. After all, it can be so disappointing when you don't have some simple thing at hand, like a certain spice or a bunch of fresh parsley.

Therefore, Bright Side offers you a chance to look at these edible plants, which you can easily start growing on your own so you always have some fresh herbs at hand.

Coriander

Light soil with neutral acidity is best for coriander. You should sow the seeds in a flower pot in rows, and it's important to water them regularly. Coriander seedlings appear within a couple of weeks after you've planted them.

Dill

When growing dill at home you should remember that it likes sunlight. Dill also needs regular watering, and it's recommended to add complex mineral fertilizers to the soil twice a month.

Parsley

It's better to place the seeds of parsley in a container filled with water a day before planting. When sowing, you should deepen the seeds in the soil no more than 0.5 cm, and then cover with a small additional layer. After that, place the pots with seedlings in a dark place and water them every other day. When the leaves appear, move the pots to the window sill close to the light.

Rosemary

It's better to plant the seeds of rosemary in moist soil in small pots at about 15 cm depth. The seeds will germinate for about a month. It's important to keep the soil moist, and don't forget to provide your plants with some fresh air from time to time.

Sage

A plastic cup is enough to plant sage, but when the plant is already mature, it needs at least a 1.5 liter pot. Like rosemary, sage seeds should be planted in moist soil.

Thyme

You'll need a small pot, up to 15 cm high. Moisten the soil with a water sprayer and plant several seeds. Cover them with another 1 cm of soil. Before the first seedlings appear, don't let the top layer of soil dry. Unlike coriander, thyme needs moderate watering. 

Melissa

Melissa should be planted in a row at a height of 12-15 cm, and it needs watering three times a week. If you want it to have more leaves, you shouldn't let it bloom. It's recommended that you pinch the blossoms when they appear. It'll help lateral branching.

Oregano

This plant is undemanding when it comes to soil, but it needs a lot of sunlight, so it's better to put the pots in the sunniest spots. You should deepen the seeds in the soil at about 0.5 cm. Oregano needs watering 3-4 times a day when it's young, and a mature plant should be watered every other day.

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