Herbs and greens which I grew on my balcony in 2020
You may read my previous post about my balcony gardening 2020 by following the link Herbs and greens on my balcony #1 in summer 2020 / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 173rd.
What are my practical insights about growing herbs on a balcony?
Grows bad in a tiny pot (on the picture below it is my third of forth rosemary plant – now in a large pot). Several times I bought small rosemary plant and put it into a medium-size pot. However, all those times it dried, was not rooted and looked weak. Only large and deep pot works well for my rosemary! It grows now with oregano and lavender together, composing a nice fragrant bush!
I cut periodically branches of it, and it starts to grow again again, making a rich bush which looks nice and feels well.
Where to use it?
I use branches for cooking and cosmetics. You may read about my dishes with young potatoes, such as Goodbye, potatoes! #2.
Cosmetics? I use fresh rosemary branches for making all-natural hair conditioner!
Find this simple recipe in the future post this Friday, September 25, 2020 (Al’chemist on Fridays section)
The quality of seeds rule! I truly believe that the quality of the seeds was poor – my parsley grew as slow as possible and appeared in a form of weak sprouts. Even after more than a few months it did not grow strong enough.
I cut it once in July – new ‘adult’ leaves appeared after 2 months, in September. Minimized tray number from 3 to 1, because it just occupied place on a balcony and needed watering without any obvious results