OUR TIPWhen cultivating your own basil remember to trim the occasional flowers that blossom on your plant, otherwise the leaves won’t be good for eating.
Tasty and fragrant, fresh herbs should never be excluded from the kitchen, where they can add flavor to any dish. And now, thanks to the light from LED grow lights that reproduce the sun’s rays, it is possible to cultivate a personal herb garden in your home with much-loved plants like basil and oregano. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t fret. In this article we will explain a few simple tips for growing basil and oregano in the house.
Growing basil at homeBasil is an annual that concludes its natural cycle as winter arrives. But with some adjustments for growing the plant indoors you can have basil around all year long.
The first thing to remember is to water the plant with attention so that the soil is always a bit moist. Mornings are the best time to water basil.
Exposure to a great deal of sunlight is also essential for basil so the plant should be kept in the sunniest part of your home to get as many direct rays as possible. If you are growing with Bulbo LED lighting remember to set a long light-cycle for your plant (around 12-14 hours per day).
One last tip: remember to trim the occasional flowers that blossom on your plant, otherwise the leaves won’t be good for eating. To learn how to best care for your plant take a look at this video.
If you would like to know more about growing basil and its properties, remember to visit our plant profiles to get the best tips and tricks.
Our basil “Marsellais” from Piccolo Vegs for Pot
Growing oregano at homeOregano is a plant that doesn’t require much care or attention. It grows easily in any kind of terrain. Here are some tips for if you want to grow oregano indoors.
Oregano grows best in dry soil without excess water. It is best to water regularly but not excessively. Remember to let the soil dry before watering again. A clay vase is always the best option to absorb the excess water.
Oregano loves sunlight. Choose a very bright part of the house where your plant is sure to receive plenty of rays in order to make the leaves tasty and scented. If you’re using Bulbo LED grow lights, make sure you plant gets 12 to 14 hours of light per day.
Your plant can be used in the preparation of a variety of delicious meals throughout the year. To dry oregano all you need to do is cut a few branches and hang them upside down in a dry, warm, well-ventilated area.
There’s the scoop on indoor growing with herbs, especially when talking about how to grow basil and oregano at home. Don’t wait to put these tips into practice and bring your little household veggie garden to life.
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