Instructions for successful sowing of spices
The seed discs are designed for pots 20 cm in diameter and 20 cm deep. You can also use larger ones by combining the discs. There are more seeds in the discs. Leave 1-2-3 roots, which are best developed, after sprouting and shaping.
Parsley – widely used in all European cuisines with undeniable benefits for our health. It is easy to grow in pots. Place the disc in the pot and cover with half an inch of soil. Water it. Be patient – it will germinate in 3 to 4 weeks at 15 to 20°C, sometimes longer. You can thin the plants in the pot if necessary. The roots are sensitive, so picking is problematic. Requires 6-8 hours of sunlight, rich soil and moisture. You will be able to cut your parsley 2-3 months after sprouting. Cut off a whole twig instead of just the leaves.
Dill – also a commonly used spice, not only in Europe. It is easy to grow in pots with one peculiarity – it forms deep roots and therefore a deeper pot is needed. The soil for growing fennel should be rich. Cover the disc by half an inch and water. Like parsley, it likes moisture. Germinates in about 2 weeks. 6-8 hours of sunshine per day. Thin the plants in the pot to a few. Dill can reach as much as 2 metres in height. If grown in a pot, as is the case with our discs, it is necessary to pinch/cut the top. So it doesn’t grow much in height and becomes denser. Do not cut off more than 1/3 of the plant height.
Like the other herbs in the collection, basil is easy to grow. It requires rich soil, 6-8 hours of sunshine and regular watering. It is a good idea to provide a deeper pot. Cover the disc with a thin layer of soil and water regularly. Germinates in 1-2 weeks at a temperature of about 20°C. Leave 3-4 roots in the pot. The rest you can plant in other pots or in the garden if you wish. Trim/pinch the top to make it more dense and keep it from getting tall. You can pick the basil when it is 15-20 cm tall. Pick regularly and no more than 1/3 of the leaves per month. So it becomes even denser.
It also doesn’t need much of a special introduction. Peppermint is a spice, easy to grow in a pot, with wide application in cooking and as a herb. Requires rich, well-drained soil, full sun or partial shade, regular watering. Germinates in 2 weeks at a temperature of 15-18°C. Leave 1 root in a pot. Trim/pinch the top so it doesn’t get tall, but thick and lush – that way you’ll always have fresh stems for lemonade, for example. Pick the leaves regularly.
Popular spice in the Mediterranean and Europe. Also easy to grow in a pot. It needs rich, well-drained soil. Germinates in about 2 weeks. Unlike the other spices in the collection, it does not require much moisture. Once the plant has formed, you can reduce the watering. Leave 2-3 roots in a pot. To avoid the plant getting too tall, cut/pinch the top when it reaches 10-15 cm tall. Pick the tips of the twigs. The taste and aroma are strongest before the plant blooms. Once flowering, decline significantly.
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Important: If you are using packaged soils, peat mixes and substrates bought from building supply stores, watch the pots for drying. Some of the substrates on offer dry out very quickly, especially if the pots are left in a sunny location. Water regularly to avoid the soil drying out. Maintaining constant moisture is essential for plant germination.
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