Herbs and greens on a balcony in summer 2020 / Prophylactic self-isolation series. Day 173rd.

Herbs and greens which I grew on my balcony in 2020

  • coriander
  • peppermint
  • rosemary
  • parsley
  • bay
  • oregano
  • dill
  • basil
  • lettuce
  • lavender
  • sage
  • sorrel

What are my practical insights about growing them?


Experience gained

Grows very slowly and hardly from seeds. The seeds should be broken apart gently before putting into a soil.

My harvest

Few tiny weak leaves here and there


YouTube guide for the next year to try: Fastest growing method of Coriander ! No one told you before

first leaves of coriander, grown in a pot
Young coriander in a pot, April 2020
Totally innovative and new method of growing Coriander by which you can harvest only in 25 days in place of usual 45 days. Quality also would be great! by Gardening is my Passion


Experience gained

Peppermint has an exuberant root system – whatever space you give to it – it takes it. It is better to plant in larger pot, separately from any other plants, for the root system to have place where to grow. Likes partly shadow place

My harvest

If planted properly – with enough space for roots – grows amazingly well. Even after I cut all the stems in the beginning of August – the new stems appeared and there will be more fresh leaves for September


1-2-3 easy salad

Lentil soup (my gluten free version)

Pulpy mango smoothie

You can find all recipes on my website!

peppermint grown in a pot
peppermint grown in a pot, summer 2020


  1. Fastest growing method of Coriander ! No one told you before by Gardening is my Passion on You Tube, available online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8jYsYxEF0s

To be continued…

Photo(s) by Dr. A. Palatronis on www.z-antenna.com

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