Water Garden Swag

Herbs you can grow in the water: my garden is my heart, and one of my passions is teaching others about them. A water garden is a safe and easy way to grow herbs indoors. Plants that grow in water are called hydrophytes or macrophytes. Water plants that can survive in water indefinitely are split into four different categories: deepwater plants, floating plants, marginal plants, and oxygenated plants. The method for growing plants in water is known as hydroponics. 

What you need:

  • Water: Avoid using chlorinated water directly as the bleaching chemical is not exactly friendly to plant tissues. Tap water that has been left to air overnight is adequate, so is stored rainwater.
  • Mason Jars: Roots generally like to grow away from light, so colored bottles, mostly amber-colored ones, are best. You can wrap a piece of paper around the bottle to keep the root zone in the dark. The roots have to breathe, and the mouth of the container should allow free movement of air.
  • Plant Cuttings: For EXAMPLE: If you have some herbs growing in the garden, snip off 6-inch sections from growing tips and put them in the water-filled containers. When they are inserted into the bottles, there shouldn’t be any leaves touching the water. They can rot quickly and spoil the water, as they do in flower vases. 

My Babies that will be planted tomorrow :

Herbs you can grow in water;

SAGE

PEPPERMINT

THYME

SPEARMINT

BASIL

OREGANO

LEMON BALM

CATNIP

FENNEL

STEVIA

TARRAGON

ROSEMARY

Cutting Herbs from the grocery store and making your herb garden. Can you grow them? 

Maybe

With the right strategy, you can potentially take any herb and turn them into a new plant for your home herb garden, but the simplest to grow are the potted herbs from the grocery store.

HOW TO:

  1. Remove all the lower leaves from a cutting, leaving about 3 to 5 inches of bare stem with a handful of leaves at the top. Place the stem of the cutting in water, leaving the leaves above the waterline (regular plastic water bottles work great for this). For rosemary, thyme, and sage, cut the stem’s bottom at a 45-degree angle before placing it in water.
  2. Place the water bottle or mason jar next to a window and replace the water every couple of days. The herb cutting will begin to develop roots after two to four weeks, depending on the type of herb. (Rosemary is slow to produce roots) can take up to two months or a bit longer. Oregano, on the other hand, can produce roots in about a week.) Let the roots develop for about a week before planting.
  3. Transfer the new plant with roots into a pot with soil or plant directly in your garden. Water as necessary to keep your plant healthy.
  4. Harvest your herbs as needed and add them to your favorite recipes.

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