5 everyday herbs you can grow in your kitchen easily without any soil
Fresh herbs are easy and the best way to add aromatic flavor to the dish. Apart from adding delicious flavor to the dish, herbs also have their own set of health benefits to the human body. Herbs are rich in antioxidants which can help to protect the body’s cells against aging and inflammation. When we use herbs to cook a dish, the salt content that goes into the dish usually decreases. Thus help can help us to reduce sodium intake which is very beneficial for heart health.
Growing these plants in your garden is very easy. If you think that you do not have enough space in your garden, you can even grow them in your kitchen in a very limited space. Also, plucking the herbs fresh from your kitchen garden and using them while you cook helps to get the maximum nutrients. In this article, you are going to know 5 types of everyday herbs you can grow in your kitchen easily without soil.
1. Lemon grass
Lemon grass is an aromatic herb that can be easily grown at your home with minimal effort. Collect a few lemongrass plants either from the market or from a known friend. Leave the grass in a glass full of water. Make sure the roots are immersed completely in water. Keep the container in partial sunlight. You will observe new roots and leaves sprouting out from the plants within just 15 days.
Collect a 6 inches long Rosemary plant. Pluck the leaves from the lower portion of the plant and place them in water. You will see roots emerging from the cuttings within just 10 days. New branches and leaves come out after 20 to 25 days. Apart from adding a flavourful aroma to the dishes, Rosemary can keep mosquitoes away from your house.
Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow in the garden without much effort. Gather a few mint cuttings and remove the leaves from the bottom portion of the cuttings and place them in a container. Take a container with water and make a few holes on top of it. Now place the mint cuttings in the holes of the container. Place the container in your kitchen where it can receive ample sunlight. Make sure to change the water once a week. You will see leaves and roots emerging from the plant within a few days.
4. Indian Borage or Mexican Mint
Mexican mint has several medicinal properties so it is added to tea and drinks to improve flavor and smell. Take three to four cuttings of the plant and place them in a container filled with water. You can observe new roots sprouting out of the plant within just a week. For the best results keep changing the water in the container every alternate day.
5. Italian Basil
Basil is another herb that is easy to grow in both water and soil. Basil leaves usually grow up to 3 inches long and have dark green leaves which provide a spicy, fragrant taste. Place 2 to 3 cuttings of the Italian Basil plant in a container that is filled with water. Make holes at the top of the container and place the plant in it. You will observe leaves and roots crowding out of it within just 10 days.
Additional tips to grow indoor plants
- To see the best results, it is preferable to change the water inside the container every alternate day. Once you observe the roots and leaves sprouting out of the plant you can change the water once a week.
- To get faster growth, you can try using hydroponic fertilizer in the water. You can also try using Seaweed fertilizer that dissolves in water easily.
- If there are insects at your home, spray diluted Neem Oil once a week.
With the above-mentioned simple step, you can easily grow indoor plants in your kitchen with minimal effort within a short period.