Growing on the balcony herbs
If you do not wish to purchase medicinal herbs of dubious origin on the market or at the pharmacy, you can grow them yourself. No garden site? Not a problem! Medicinal plants can easily be grown right on your balcony.
These include the following herbs: oregano, lemon balm, sage, lavender,thyme, mint, thyme.
They contain many nutrients, such as vitamins, resins, essential oils, collagen, alkaloids, etc. And the pleasant aroma of plants can be felt not only going out on the balcony, but being in the apartment.
For winter containers with plants can be anywhere not clean, with the exception of lavender and rosemary, which are very sensitive to cold. They should be kept in a cool room. Annual plants live one season, with the onset of spring will need to plant new ones, if necessary.
In addition to its healing properties, many medicinal herbs have a fairly beautiful shapes of leaves and flowers, so they will perfectly serve as decorative balcony. Experts say that the cultivation of medicinal herbs has a positive effect on human health, because of their aromatic oils that fill the air in the apartment.
How to grow herbs on the balcony?
From 3 to 5 hours a day medicinal plants, like any other, needs to be under the influence of sunlight. Ashikari pots of herbs must be installed on the balcony in the place where most often the sun. If you have a gas boiler, it is recommended to hang in a window easy curtain so that the plant leaves not be burned when exposed to direct sunlight.
Pots for herbs
Best suited for cultivation of medicinal plants ceramic pots. Unlike plastic containers, they allow the air to pass quite easily to the root system of plants, and this in turn prevents the formation of decay.
If in the garden herbs can grow in any soil, when growing them on the balcony on the composition of the soil is necessary to pay special attention. In pots and boxes very little space for the root system, so it is better to buy a good soil substrate for the plants.
In containers intended for growing herbs, you need to make a few drainage holes for quick relief from excess water when watering.
There are plants that rapidly grow in height, in that regard, to prepare a special props.
Medicinal plants do not need as much water, as for example, home geranium. To water the grass should be abundantly, but rarely, i.e., when the surface of the earth in the pot is completely dry. Upon completion of watering the plants should not be left in the trays Stechow water. It must on the same day pour. If grass grows on the open balcony, after heavy rains it is necessary to provide drainage of soil in containers. There are situations that the sinking of ruining the roots of the plants.