Medicinal plants that can be grown in your garden or balcony

Medicinal plants that can be grown in your garden or balcony

If you are an experienced gardener, you can sow the seeds yourself, in most cases in autumn or spring. For beginners, or those who don’t have a lot of time, the easiest way is to buy plant cuttings in specialized stores and then replant them in the garden or in a large pot.
Growing medicinal plants has several advantages. First of all, the treatment of low severity diseases with plants can be excellent for health, peppermint tea is recognized by science due to its effectiveness against irritable bowel syndrome . In addition to the medicinal effects, the treatment with plants allows you to save, a thyme -based cough
syrupit often has the same effectiveness as the syrups sold in pharmacies that usually cost much more.

Finally, gardening can be a great hobby and a good way to fight stress .

Organization of your medicinal plants garden
Some medicinal plants, as discussed in this ebook, have different characteristics, some need a lot of sun, dry and sandy soil; others prefer
shade, moist, clayey soil. Note that some plants tolerate mixed conditions.
Due to the needs of each plant, it can be useful to organize the plants in your garden using some criteria, here are some ideas:

Plants that need sunlight, sandy, dry, well-drained soil
Thyme , rosemary , lavender , sage , dill , rue , marjoram , tarragon .

Plants that need sunlight, a clayey soil, slightly or slightly moist
Bilberry , mint , lemon balm (prefers shade) and basil .

Note: Avoid planting thyme alongside oregano .

Potted
plants Some medicinal plants grow very well in pots, such as basil , pennyroyal , lemongrass , thyme , peppermint .

Others also grow in planters, but often require a large pot like rosemary.

In the case of potted plants, watering water must be able to dry out. Make sure the pot has a hole in the bottom so the water can flow into a dish or other pot. Attention, do not leave water accumulated in the dishes of the vases, always empty or put sand. Standing water can lead to the proliferation of dengue mosquitoes and other diseases.

Good tips for growing plants in pots (irrigation and fertilizing)
In addition to regular watering (once a day in summer is good) for plants that need a lot of water, it is recommended to add once a week ( in summer) or every two weeks (the rest of the year), fertilizers of biological origin (or organic). You can find these fertilizers in specialized stores in the form of liquid, powder, etc. Choose non-toxic fertilizer (usually clearly indicated on the package).

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