28 nov 2017
Why is our basil dying so quickly ?
Supermarkets sell sweet herbs at a very good price. And who doesn’t want fresh aromatic herbs for their kitchen ? However, those plants rarely live for a long time…
First, we need to know that sweet herb sold in supermarket are produced at least only 1 or 2 weeks. They’re produced in large greenhouses where plants are full of fertilizer to grow up faster. Once they’re in the store, they’re affected by unfamiliar surroundings.
Another problem is that store staff doesn’t properly take care of herbs, counting on a quick sale more than a long term maintenance and so, plants quickly start to die. Moreover, lightning (or lack of lightning) damage plants a lot because it’s absolutely not suitable. Here are some advice to help you maintain your aromatic herbs !
A lot of aromatic plants can be grown in the same way as most vegetables, which means in a rich ground and a little bit damp. Those are dill, chives, basil, chervil, coriander, tarragon, mint and parsley.
There’s also perennial plants, low-growing shrubs that have stayed in place for several years. The best place to keep them is near the edges. This relates to thyme, rosemary, bay leaf, sage, oregano and marjoram.
Every other herbs are called annual, which means that you need to sow them (or buy new ones) every year.
About watering, it better be longer and heavier (once a week) than little and superficially repeated.
Finally, frequently cut little sprouts will allow the plant to keep more energy for the main canes. Don’t hesitate to prune it from time to time and you will see that it will thank you by creating new branches more quickly.
Easy to apply in summer but not really that much in winter… It’s because they didn’t want to have to throw away their herbs that the start-up Calla Garden created a smart indoor garden. By reproducing sun’s path and providing the right amount of water it allows to consume fresh aromatic herbs throughout the year. For more information, visit the following website https://calla-garden.com