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Growing Herbs On A Windowsill In Winter

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Hello, dear gardeners, vegetable gardeners and flower growers! Today we will talk with you about greenery, or to be more exact, about those green cultures which you can grow during the winter till the next plantings in your window. Candidate of Agricultural Sciences

Well, if you have not grown celery in your garden, either root or leaf, you will have to buy. Look at the condition in which you should buy the plant. That the leaves were good, such healthy, white roots. The longer the better. Look at this. These are the plants.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Celery

This is celery. The roots can even be said to be excessive, big. So before you and I put them in a jar with water - and plants can be grown, even better, these are the plants to grow in a jar with water. A 700g jar is quite enough for even 2 roots.

What do we do first? We remove the old leaves, all the leftover leaves. We remove so that such clean were the breaks. Next, we look: the leaves are very large and, you see, they are even a little bit wilted, because the root failed to provide them with moisture. And some of the leaves I advise you to remove, so that the root system coped with the provision of moisture and the leaves did not lose on your plants turgor. This is how we remove.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Remove old and damaged leaves

Of course, I completely forgot to say that before we do this procedure, we properly, properly wash the roots. This is what we may be left with. You see, there's still a lot of foliage here - you can remove one more leaf like this, for example. Removed.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Remove unnecessary foliage

And this root system, having begun its work, will provide good nutrients, by passing through the tuber or through the roots - they are large enough - will provide and maintain the normal development of the leaf apparatus.

So, the roots are too big. Let's shorten them a little bit. You can do it with scissors, you can do it with secateurs. Look, please, this is how we shorten the roots, we put in water so that the roots look down. If the stub is large, in that case we place one in such a jar. If the stubs, for example, are not very big and fit a couple, then we can have a couple. This is how we trim. Do not be afraid to trim. And also place - after all, in one jar, I think, now they fit at us. No, they don't. Let's take the second jar then. The most important thing is to place the plant this way.

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Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Site the plant in a jar

Yes, here the leaves still need to be removed, too. There are too many of them - the roots can not cope. Therefore, it is better to remove. Here, tear off right under the base, under the base. That's how. Don't be afraid. The plant will only say thank you for the fact that we still saved it from unnecessary stress. So, the second we planted in this water.

You know, despite the fact that the nutrients will come either from the tuber, or from the roots, it is still better if the water to take and throw, for example, a tablet of activated carbon. We just throw it and gradually it will soak in our water. And will become a very good nutrition for our plants.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Throw a tablet of activated charcoal in the water

The same thing we do with parsley. If the root is small and the tip is a little wilted or blackened, you can prune it a little. Don't be afraid. Just a little like that - once and pruned. If the roots are still this big and can not fit in a jar in such a straight, vertical state, it is better to prune them so that they do not bend and do not look up. Like this.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Trim the roots so that they don't bend and look up

We should also remove the extra leaves here so that there are few. Well, let's say that out of this mass of leaves we can leave, at most, one-third of the youngest leaves. But all the old, broken, bent ones must be removed.

The most important thing, in the arrangement in the jar - let me show you now what we must see - we must see the arrangement of the roots like this. Here, you see, I haven't even trimmed the roots enough. You can trim them like this. Like this. You place it in the jar so that the rosette of leaves, this rosette of leaves, you see, yes, is above the water level.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Locate the roots in the jar so that the rosette of leaves was above the water level

Not that the rosette of leaves, the beginning of the rosette of leaves you have in water. In this case, only the rhizome itself, the roots will be in the water, and only in this case there will be no bacterial and fungal diseases. You do not need to change the water completely. Every week add, or every 10 days once, podbovlitok a tablet of activated charcoal per plant. And the water, if necessary, only podlivat.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Parsley and celery in jars with water

Onion. Well you all know, you often have onions sprouting. You remove these dry little roots, remove unsightly covering scales, if any, cut off a little tip. Here, about shoulder height, a little bit higher. You see, right? That's how you cut it. That's what you get.

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Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Cut off the tip of the bulb

And put in a jar of water. The same thing. Strongly do not have to deepen the bulb. Only that literally the bottom of the bulb touched the water or was slightly sunk, say, 3-5mm. Here, it's not touching yet. And from time to time, simply, simply, take and pour water.

Growing herbs on a windowsill in winter
Bulb in a jar with water

When the roots will grow, the green mass will be much easier to reproduce itself. And you'll consume fresh, fragrant, delicious onions from your windows in the kitchen, or in your room. And someone, maybe even on an insulated balcony will arrange such plantings. It is not necessary to plant these cultures in pots with soil when they can grow very well in a water solution - activated carbon and water.

I wish you great success and, of course, such a healthy, delicious, wonderful greens on their windows.

Nikolai Fursov. Candidate of Agricultural Sciences