Are you looking to start kitchen garden? And don’t know where to start?
Start with this herb plants and you will find immense pleasure seeing your plant grow quickly without much efforts and add special touch to your house also it can help to boost the immunity which is much needed in this covid crisis.
Thumb rule to grow this plant is, it require some sunlight, moisture, and a well-drained, nutritious soil.
Basil brings the flavor in food to life. Basil also known as tulsi is part of routine worship and has a scientific background as the plants possess antimicrobial and antiviral properties and purify the air. Basil grows well in most climates.
You can grow basil directly from seed, as it’s easy to germinate and sprouts readily. Planting a cutting is also an easy method of growing your favourite herb. Select a 4-inch section of a mature basil plant that has yet to start flowering. Cut the stem at a 45-degree angle and burry at least 2 inch in a pot. You should start to see the new leaf forms in 7 to 10-days.
Also knowns as Daniya, It has very fresh aroma and use as garnishing in almost every Indian dishes. You can easily get coriander seeds from your kitchen.
Take 50gms of Coriander seeds in a tissue paper/newspaper and add slight pressure, it will open the outside covering of Daniya seeds. Doing this the germination process of coriander increase, after that soak this seed in water for 10 – 12hrs.
They are ready to grow, you can use shallow and wide pot minimum 5 inch deep with good drainage . The coriander is ready to harvest in 20 – 25 days.
Fenugreek or Methi leaves are eaten in India as a vegetable. One of the most unique aspects of fenugreek benefits is that, is a very useful herb in any form – powdered, seeds, dried leaves and as a vegetable.
You just add the seeds uniformly all over the soil and cover this with soil. The growing method is similar to coriander, Just soak the seeds overnight before planting. They should sprout quickly, poking through the soil in just a few days. Water regularly to keep the soil moist, but do not over water, as this plant won’t grow in waterlogged soil. Methi is ready to harvest in 15 – 20 days, Pinch off the top third of mature stems periodically to encourage lush, branching growth.